June 9, 2024 Held


Republic of Bulgaria

Election for Narodno Sabranie (Bulgarian National Assembly)

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • All 240 seats of the National Assembly of Bulgaria 

European Parliament elections, including contests for 17 Bulgarian seats, will occur concurrently.

  • Chief of State: President Rumen RADEV (since 22 January 2017) 

  • Head of Government: Caretaker Prime Minister Dimitar GLAVCHEV (since 9 April 2024) 

  • Assembly: unicameral National Assembly (Народно събрание / Narodno Sabranie) with 240 seats

  • The President is directly elected by absolute majority popular vote in up to two rounds. The president may serve up to two 5-year terms. 

  • The Prime Minister is elected by the National Assembly. 

  • Members of the National Assembly are directly elected by proportional representation vote in multi-seat constituencies. Parties and coalitions must earn at least 4% of the overall vote to receive a seat. Members serve 4-year terms.

In the 2023 snap election, six coalitions and parties won seats led by GERB-SDS with 64 seats. Voter turnout was 39.11%.

New/Unique in this Election:  

This will be Bulgaria’s sixth legislative election since 2021. President Radev dissolved the National Assembly in March of 2024 and called a snap election after the governing coalition fell apart.

  • Candidate filing deadline: 7 May 2024 

  • Voter registration deadline: N/A; Voter registration is passive and residence-based.

  • Leader: Boyko BORISOV 

  • Seats won in last election: 69 out of 240 

  • Leader: Kiril PETKOV 

  • Seats won in last election: 64 out of 240 

  • Leader: Kostadin KOSTADINOV 

  • Seats won in last election: 37 out of 240 

  • Leader: Mustafa KARADAYI 

  • Seats won in last election: 36 out of 240 

  • Leader: Korneliya NINOVA 

  • Seats won in last election: 23 out of 240 

  • Leader: Stanislav TRIFONOV 

  • Seats won in last election: 11 out of 240

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes 

Disability Data: 

  • CRPD Status: Signed 27 September 2007, Ratified 22 March 2012 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Bulgaria: Yes, programming  

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 2 judgments & 22 resources 

Election Modified: Jun 11, 2024

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