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10 fast facts about the upcoming Bulgarian elections

10 fast facts about the upcoming Bulgarian elections
March 21 2017, 12:41
  1. Bulgaria will hold parliamentary elections on March 26.
  2. Originally scheduled in 2018, the elections were bumped up following the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and the failure of the political parties to form a government.
  3. Bulgaria is parliamentary democratic where the party (or a coalition of parties) with the greatest representation in the parliament forms the government, its leader becoming prime minister.
  4. Bulgarians will be electing 240 members of the unicameral National Assembly through an open list proportional representation system.
  5. The National Assembly is a permanent acting body directed by a board of Chairmen including a Chairman of the National Assembly.
  6. The National Assembly has a total of 31 constituencies, which range in size from 4 to 16 seats.
  7. The president is Head of State and is directly chosen once in every five years for a limit of two terms. The prime minister, on the other hand, is the head of government, and is the head of the Council of Ministers.
  8. Bulgaria has a population of approximately 7.1 million (July 2016) and 6.9 voters averaging a turnout of 49.25% in the last 16 elections.
  9. A total of 371 voting precincts will be stationed in 70 foreign countries and territories.
  10. Voting and counting will be manual.