Elections in Bulgaria - International Reports
With 99.6% of the votes counted, the EPP party Citizens for a European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) wins 26.5% of the votes, but with 69 seats it needs other partners to achieve a majority of at least 121 seats. In second place is the new coalition of the We are continuing the change party (PP) and the coalition Democratic Bulgaria (DB) with 24.6% and 64 seats. In view of the majority situation, forming a government is likely to be difficult after these elections. There are various speculations about a broad coalition of GERB and PP-DB, an expert government, a minority cabinet or a coalition of several parties but according to observers these variants would require numerous compromises and the possible governments would probably be unstable.
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