Sofia: Boiko Borissov’s GERB party leading in Provisional results. With 96.1 per cent of ballots processed, the Central Election Commission said on the morning of May 13 that Boiko Borissov’s GERB party has bagged 30.7 per cent, the Bulgarian-Socialist Party-led Coalition for Bulgaria 27 per cent, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms 10.6 per cent and Volen Siderov’s ultra-nationalists Ataka 7.4 per cent. Of the 38 parties and seven coalitions that stood in the elections, these are the four elected to the 42nd National Assembly.
Nine smaller parties that failed to make the threshold for election to the National Assembly are as follow:
The National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (3.7 per cent)
The Coalition Centre and Honour (1.5 per cent)
The Union of Democratic Forces (1.4 per cent)
Yane Yanev’s Order Law and Justice Party (1.7 per cent)
VMRO-BND (1.9 per cent)
LIDER (1.7 per cent)
Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria-Bulgarian Democratic Forum coalition (three per cent)
Meglena Kouneva’s Bulgarian of Citizens (3.3 per cent)
People’s Voice (1.4 per cent).
Rigging investigations: There are 54 cases of alleged electoral rigging including 17 cases of alleged vote-buying and three cases of organising a criminal group “with the goal of committing crimes against the political rights of citizens.” In total, prosecutors had started 331 inquests, of which 224 have already been completed with prosecutors choosing not to begin pre-trial investigations.