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Fifth Election Leaves Bulgaria’s Political Stalemate in Place

On April 2, Bulgarians voted for the fifth time in two years in a parliamentary election. And while election night had a few surprises in store, the main outcome of “Bulgarian elections 5.0” is that the country can now start gearing up for the 6.0 edition sometime this summer or perhaps in the autumn.

The now seemingly seasonal organisation of elections was kickstarted in the summer of 2020 by mass anti-corruption protests against the then-ruling GERB (Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria), the party of long-time prime minister Boyko Borissov, and the MRF (Movement for Rights and Freedoms), a party founded and steered by the Turkish-minority strongman Ahmed Dogan. But nearly three years and five elections later, it appears that no working government without GERB or MRF can be formed.

Source : BalkanInsight



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