- With nearly all (99.98%) of the votes counted, the centre-right pro-EU ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) won Sunday’s snap general election ballot with a share of 32.66%. Former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s party won the national polls for the third time in five years.
- Recall that the elections were called earlier this year after Prime Minister Boyko Borisov handed in his government’s resignation in Parliament in the wake of the November Presidential elections that saw the defeat of his party’s candidate. The 43rd National Assembly was dissolved in January and a caretaker government had been appointed since then to stir the country towards the March 26th general elections. The elections took place two years ahead of schedule and mark the country’s return to national polls for the third time in four years.
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