New poll sees Parliament with seven factions – The Sofia Globe

A survey by the Market Links agency, the results of which were published on September 7, showed that in parliamentary elections now to be held in Bulgaria, seven political groups would win seats in Bulgaria’s 48th national assembly.

The results of the poll come less than a month before Bulgaria‘s snap parliamentary elections on October 2, 2022, the fourth time in two years that the country has elected a lawmaker.

According to the Market Links poll, Boiko Borissov’s GERB-UDF coalition has the largest share of support at 22.9 percent, along with the Kiril Petkov-Assen Vassilev We Continue the Change (WCC) party, which won the largest share of seats in parliament at the third elections in 2021 – now in second place with 17.8 percent.

This gap between GERB and WCC is similar to that of a survey whose results were published as The Sofia Globe by Alpha Research agency soon after the start of the official campaign reported earlier.

According to the poll results, the Bulgarian Socialist Party and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms each have 10.9 percent support among those intending to vote on October 2.

The reformist coalition Democratic Bulgaria has 8.1 percent support, followed by the pro-Russian party Vuzrazhdane with 7.6 percent.

Bulgaria Rising, the party around former interim Prime Minister Stefan Yanev, who was ousted from the government in December 2021 for using the Kremlin’s euphemism “military special operation” as defense minister for Russia’s war on Ukraine, lies at 4.7 percent just above the four percent threshold of seats to win seats in the next National Assembly.

Market Links said its poll showed cable TV presenter Slavi Trifonov’s ITN party had 3.8 percent support, below the threshold to win any seats.

(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)

The survey was jointly funded and conducted by bTV and Market Links, among 1067 people over the age of 18 between 27th August and 3rd September using face-to-face interviews and online surveys.

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