International media discusses the EU parliament elections in Bulgaria
The victory of the right-wing opposition – GERB – over the socialists of the prime minister Sergei Stanishev at the elections for the EU parliament in Bulgaria are a sign of future difficulties in the formation of the next governmental coalition after the parliamentary elections on July 5th, announced AFP.
Neither the opposition, nor the ruling coalition had an absolute majority of the votes in these elections, which are defined as the “first half of the game”, announced the agency.
The winners in the elections – the party of the Sofia mayor Boiko Borisov GERB (24,8%) will have to come to an agreement with the Blue coalition (7,99%) and at least two other new, smaller parties, that couldn’t get in the European Parliament but had at least 4% – the barrier to enter the Bulgarian Parliament.
The ruling coalition also had just a little over 40% of the votes. The socialists have 18,59%, and their alies from DPS and NDSV have 14,21% and 8% respectively.
NDSV owes it’s success mostly to the European Commissar Meglena Kuneva, who was at the top of their list, notes AFP.