European Parliament Elections
Sofia mayor Boiko Borissov’s Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) won the election with close to 25 percent of the votes, which translated into five seats. Bulgaria elects 17 seats to the European Parliament. The Bulgarian Socialist Party-dominated Coalition for Bulgaria (KB) came second, with 18,5 percent of the votes (4 seats). Ahmed Dogan’s Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), the party led and supported mainly by Bulgarians of ethnic Turkish descent, came third with 14,1 percent of the votes (3 seats). Volen Siderov’s ultra-nationalist party ATAKA won close to 12 percent of the votes (two seats), while the National Movement for Stability and Progress (NDSV) and the centre-right Blue Coalition (Sinyata) won 2 and 1 seat, respectively.
Election results 2009, main parties. NUTS 3
European Parliament: Results by country