12 Jun, 2024

MRF set historic result in Bulgarian double elections

On 9 June, Bulgaria held further snap parliamentary elections to elect all 240 members of the National Assembly, a sixth time in three years. 

After all votes were counted, ALDE Party member Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) became the second largest political force in Bulgaria, obtaining a record-breaking 17.07% of the popular vote. 

MRF will take up 47 seats in the National Assembly, a gain of nine compared to the last elections held in 2023. 

Reacting to the results, the party’s leader Delyan Peevski called on the leading party GERB and all Euro-Atlantic parliamentary parties to form a stable government.

"I call on all responsible political leaders to immediately start consultations to find a formula to form a stable government. For MRF, power has never been an end in itself, and this has always been confirmed by our actions. But I am categorical - we will be the foundation and guarantee that Bulgaria will not deviate from its Euro-Atlantic path," he said.

The snap elections took place at the same time as the elections to the European Parliament, and MRF also recorded a historic result in coming in second place with 14.66%, winning three seats. 

ALDE Party President Ilhan Kyuchyuk has been re-elected to the European Parliament and will be joined by Taner Kabilov and Elena Yoncheva, who will also join the delegation in Brussels. 

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