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European Parliament election, 2009 (Bulgaria)

Bulgaria European Parliament election, 2009

4 June 2009

18 seats to the European Parliament
Turnout 37.5%
  First party Second party
 
Leader Boyko Borisov Sergei Stanishev
Party GERB BSP
Alliance EPP PES
Seats won 5 4
Seat change ±0 −1
Popular vote 627,693 476,618
Percentage 24.36% 18.50%

The European Parliament election of 2009 in Bulgaria was held on Sunday 7 June 2009 and was the election of the delegation from Bulgaria to the European Parliament. As a result of the Treaty of Nice - that became active in November 2004 - the number of Bulgarian delegates in the European Parliament decreased from 18 (in 2007) to 17 delegates. When the Treaty of Lisbon was ratified, the number of Bulgarian Delegates went back up to 18.

Background

This election is the first one, in which Bulgaria elects MEP for the full 5-year term. Most political analysts viewed these elections as a rehearsal to the Bulgarian parliamentary election, 2009. It was speculated that if similar results were obtained on the latter elections, that the formation of government would be extremely difficult. This did not turn out to be the case.

Opinion polls

Source Date GERB BSP DPS Attack Blue Coalition Others
Alpha Research March 19,2% 14,1% 6,0% 6,8% 4,9% -
Alpha Research April 24% 18% 15% 8% 7% -
NCIOM 19 May 32,4% 26,8% 12,1% 11% 6,2% 6,8%
Skala 28 May 31,99% 20,89% 13,61% 9,70% 10,21% 13,1%
MBMD 31 May 30,00% 25,00% 19,00% 8,10% 6,07% 7,1%
Skala 1 June 30,30% 21,42% 15,03% 9,77% 8,94% 14,54%
Skala 2 June 31,15% 20,87% 15,18% 9,46% 8,80% 14,54%
Barometar Info 3 June 26,07% 17,54% 15,00% 8,53% 9,24% 18,95%
Skala 4 June 29,50% 20,95% 16,55% 10,30% 8,22% 14,48%

Results

The Official national results as of 10 June 2009 are as follows:[1]

 Summary of the results of Bulgaria's 7 June 2009 election to the European Parliament
• •
National party European party Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/– Seats (post-Lisbon) +/–
GERB EPP 627,693 24.36 2.68
5 / 17
0
5 / 18
0
Coalition for Bulgaria (KB) PES 476,618 18.50 2.91
4 / 17
1
4 / 18
0
Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) ELDR 364,197 14.14 6.12
3 / 17
1
3 / 18
0
Attack (PPA) NI 308,052 11.96 2.24
2 / 17
1
2 / 18
0
National Movement for Stability and Progress (NDSV) ELDR 205,146 7.96 1.89
2 / 17
1
2 / 18
0
Blue Coalition (SK) EPP 204,817 7.95 1.14
1 / 17
1
2 / 18
1
Liberal Initiative for Democratic European Development (LIDER) None 146,984 5.70 new
0 / 17
0
0 / 18
0
Order, Law and Justice (RZS) None 120,280 4.67 4.20
0 / 17
0
0 / 18
0
IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement (ВМРО) None 57,931 2.25 new
0 / 17
0
0 / 18
0
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 64,716 2.51
0 / 17
0
0 / 18
0
Valid votes 2,576,434 99.03
Blank and invalid votes 25,245 0.97
Totals 2,601,679 100.00
17 / 17
1
18 / 18
1
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 6,684,770 37.49
Source: Bulgarian website

Elected MEPs

The following 18 MEP were elected:[2]

5 MEPs from GERB that joined the European People's Party–European Democrats:

  1. Rumiana Jeleva
  2. Vladimir Urutchev
  3. Iliana Ivanova
  4. Emil Stoyanov
  5. Maria Nedeltcheva

4 MEPs from the Bulgarian Socialist Party that joined the Party of European Socialists:

  1. Ivaylo Kalfin
  2. Iliana Yotova
  3. Kristian Vigenin
  4. Evgeni Kirilov

3 MEPs from Movement for Rights and Freedoms that joined the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe:

  1. Filiz Husmenova
  2. Vladko Panayotov
  3. Metin Kazak

2 MEPs from Attack that sat as Non-inscrits:

  1. Dimitar Stoyanov
  2. Slavcho Binev

2 MEPs from National Movement for Stability and Progress that joined the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe:

  1. Meglena Kuneva
  2. Antonia Parvanova

1 MEP from Union of Democratic Forces that joined the European People's Party–European Democrats:

  1. Nadezhda Mihaylova

1 MEP from Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria that joined the European People's Party–European Democrats:

  1. Svetoslav Malinov

See also

External links

  • Official website (Bulgarian)
  • EurActiv summary of the issues and lists
  • Lists on the ballot for the European Parliament election, 2009 (Bulgaria)

References

  1. ^ http://izboriep.bta.bg/
  2. ^ http://izboriep.bta.bg/
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