MOSCOW, April 4 – RIA Novosti. The ruling party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) wins the elections to the Bulgarian parliament, it follows from the exit poll.
According to the Bulgarian National Television, a total of seven parties entered the legislature: GERB (25% of the vote), There is such a people (17.1%), the Bulgarian Socialist Party (16.7%), Democratic Bulgaria (10, 5%), “Movement for Rights and Freedoms” (10.2%), “Get up! Down with the Mafia!” (5%) and VMRO – Bulgarian National Movement (4.7%).
22 parties, eight coalitions, as well as independent candidates are taking part in the elections. A total of 6,985 candidates are running for seats in parliament.
Voting in the country started at 7:00 and lasted until 20:00. Almost 12 thousand polling stations have opened in Bulgaria, and 465 more – abroad. The turnout was 43.9%.
The previous parliamentary elections were held on March 26, 2017. Then the GERB won, gaining 33.54% of the vote. The Bulgarian Socialist Party came in second with 27.93%.