How has Bulgaria become trapped in an endless election cycle? Why are parties failing to win a clear majority? And what could we learn from the last election campaign?
On April 2nd, Bulgarians held a parliamentary election for a fifth time in two years in the hope of finally having a stable government that will address the country’s mounting economic, social, and political issues. While the result unfortunately does not suggest that government formation will be an easy task in the 49th National Assembly, plenty of lessons can be learned from this situation.
Who has won the election?
As none of the parties is able to build a majority that would allow them to fulfil their campaign promises, it is difficult to proclaim a winner in this election.