2019 European Parliament election in Bulgaria


The 2019 European Parliament election for the election of the 5th delegation from Bulgaria to the European Parliament were held on 26 May 2019.[1][2] All seats were up for election. The country forms a single constituency, with members elected by proportional representation using open lists.

2019 European Parliament election in Bulgaria

 2014 26 May 2019 2024 

All 17 Bulgarian seats in the European Parliament
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Boyko Borisov Korneliya Ninova Mustafa Karadaya
Party GERB BSP DPS
Alliance EPP PES ALDE
Leader since 3 December 2006 8 May 2016 24 April 2016
Last election 30.40% 18.93% 17.27%
Seats before 6 seats 4 seats 4 seats
Seats won 6 5 3
Seat change 0 1 1
Popular vote 607,194 474,160 323,510
Percentage 31.07% 24.26% 16.55%
Swing 0.67% 5.33% 0.72%

Outgoing delegation


Members of the
European Parliament

for Bulgaria
Observers (2005)
Delegation (2007)
6th term (2007)
7th term (2009)
8th term (2014)
9th term (2019)
Bulgarian parties in the European Parliament in the eighth legislature (2014–2019)
Group17National party17
EPP7 GERB6
Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria (DSB)1
PES4 Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)4
ALDE4 Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS)4
ECR2 Bulgaria Without Censorship1
IMRO – BNM (VMRO)1

Opinion polls


Vote share

Among decided voters (figures adjusted where needed)

Fieldwork date Polling firm Sample
size
GERB
SDS
BSP DPS VMRO NFSB Attack ABV DB[lower-alpha 1] Volya Others / None Lead
25 May 2014 Election results 30.4[lower-alpha 2] 18.9[lower-alpha 3] 17.3 10.7[lower-alpha 4] 3.1 3.0 4.0 N/A N/A 12.6 11.5
20–5 Jul 2018 Bulgaria-Barometer 35.3 28.9 15.2 17.8[lower-alpha 5] 2,8 6.4
2-7 Nov 2018 AFIS 1,010 30.2 32.2 12.0 4.6[lower-alpha 5] 2.3 18.7 2.0
10-17 Dec 2018 Exacta 1,000 35.8 31.7 7.8 5.8[lower-alpha 5] 1.5 3.8 1.5 12.1 4.1
14-19 Dec 2018 Alpha Research 1,027 33.2 30.9 10.6 6.0[lower-alpha 5] 5.6 3.9 9.8 2.3
10-17 Jan 2019 Trend 1,008 33.3 31.1 12.6 6.4[lower-alpha 5] 3.6 2.9 10.1 2.2
12-21 Jan 2019 MarketLinks 1,007 37.9 27.1 10.0 8.5[lower-alpha 5] 6.5 1.3 8.7 10.8
14-19 Jan 2019 AFIS 1,010 32.9 34.6 11.0 4.7[lower-alpha 5] 1.4 1.4 14.0 1.7
19-21 Jan 2019 Sova Harris 985 37.6 32.6 9.4 1.2 1.4 3.0 1.4 3.2 2.9 7.3 5.0
26 Jan-1 Feb 2019 Mediana 810 31.7 32.0 12.3 9.2[lower-alpha 5] 2.3 2.3 2.3 7.9 0.3
5-13 Feb 2019 Trend 1,007 33.6 31.2 11.7 6.8[lower-alpha 5] 4.1 2.7 9.9 2.4
15-25 Feb 2019 MarketLinks 1,018 36.2 29.7 8.3 7.5[lower-alpha 5] 6.6 2.5 9.2 6.5
19-28 Feb 2019 Exacta 1,000 35.1 29.0 10.3 9.6[lower-alpha 5] 1.5 3.7 1.5 9.3 6.1
22-28 Feb 2019 AFIS 1,010 31.6 37.5 13.0 7.3[lower-alpha 5] 1.6 9.0 5.9
6-11 Mar 2019 Sova Harris 1,000 38.2 30.6 11.5 3.0 1.3 3.0 1.3 3.2 3.3 4.6 7.6
6-13 Mar 2019 Trend 1,005 33.6 30.4 12.1 4.4 1.8 2.3 4.4 3.2 7.8 3.2
22-26 Mar 2019 Alpha Research 1,011 33.9 33.4 10.6 4.1 2.2 2.1 1.2 5.1 1.9 5.5 0.5
4-9 Apr 2019 Mediana 1,001 31.5 32.1 9.5 5.0 2.1 3.8 3.1 2.9 4.9 5.1 0.6
5-11 Apr 2019 Gallup International 1,015 31.0 32.1 11.1 5.0 1.4 1.9 1.5 4.5 3.5 8.0 1.1
5-12 Apr 2019 Trend 1,008 30.5 31.3 12.7 5.5 1.3 2.0 1.3 4.3 3.6 7.5 0.8
12-22 Apr 2019 MarketLinks 1,049 35.4 35.9 7.0 5.7 5.3 1.9 8.8 0.5
16-22 Apr 2019 Sova Harris 995 36.1 35.0 11.4 4.0 3.1 1.3 2.1 4.0 3.0 1.1
26 Apr 2019 Start of official election campaign
20-30 Apr 2019 Alpha Research 1,015 32.2 32.7 9.3 6.0 1.7 1.2 1.2 4.5 1.7 9.5 0.5
29 Apr-4 May 2019 Specter 834 32.5 33.2 8.5 4.2 4.0 1.2 2.7 4.2 1.9 7.6 0.7
2-7 May 2019 Mediana 1,008 29.9 31.9 10.7 4.7 3.9 2.6 3.8 3.4 4.9 4.2 2.0
7-14 May 2019 Specter 993 33.0 33.4 8.7 4.1 4.1 1.3 3.5 4.1 1.7 6.1 0.4
8–13 May 2019 Sova Harris 1,000 34.4 33.5 13.7 4.4 3.8 1.5 2.1 4.7 1.9 0.9
10-15 May 2019 AFIS 1,604 24.5 25.7 13.2 4.4 1.6 2.6 3.2 2.5 5.5 16.8 1.2
11–17 May 2019 Trend 1,007 31.5 30.4 12.8 5.8 1.3 2.0 2.4 4.2 4.8 4.8 1.1
11–19 May 2019 Marketlinks 1,024 33.8 31.4 7.9 6.5 2.4 1.4 5.4 3.3 7.9 2.4
17–21 May 2019 Mediana 1,008 31.1 29.8 11.4 5.6 2.6 3.5 2.6 5.1 4.7 1.3
18–22 May 2019 Exacta 1,000 32.4 27.3 13.3 6.5 2.0 2.0 1.8 4.3 4.5 5.9 5.1
19–22 May 2019 Alpha Research 1,016 31.1 26.6 13.9 6.0 2.0 2.0 3.2 4.2 4.9 6.1 4.5
26 May 2019 Election day
Election results 31.1 24.3 16.6 7.4 1.2 1.1 0.9 6.1 3.7 7.6 6.8
Fieldwork date Polling firm Sample
size
Attack Others / None Lead
  1. Democratic Bulgaria, a coalition between Yes, Bulgaria!, The Greens and Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria.
  2. Results for GERB only; SDS appeared separately in 2014 as part of the Reformist Bloc.
  3. As part of Coalition for Bulgaria.
  4. As part of a coalition between Bulgaria Without Censorship, VMRO and several smaller parties.
  5. This poll was conducted before the three parties failed to reach an agreement to retain the United Patriots coalition.

Results


PartyVotes%Seats+/–
GERB-SDS607,19430.1360
Bulgarian Socialist Party474,16023.535+1
Movement for Rights and Freedoms323,51016.053–1
IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement143,8307.142+1
Democratic Bulgaria118,4845.881+1
Volya Movement70,8303.510New
National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria22,4211.1100
NDSV–New Time21,3151.060New
Attack20,9061.0400
Revival20,3191.010New
Coalition for Bulgaria16,7590.8300
Democrats for Responsibility, Solidarity and Tolerance7,1300.350New
People's Voice6,1360.3000
Party of Greens6,0510.3000
Movement 214,1410.210New
Recharge Bulgaria Movement3,9070.190New
Together Movement3,7310.190New
VOLT3,5000.170New
Direct Democracy2,4250.120New
Bulgarian National Association2,3700.120New
Rise1,8550.090New
Independents73,3173.6400
None of the above61,0293.03
Total2,015,320100.00170
Valid votes2,015,32096.17
Invalid/blank votes80,2383.83
Total votes2,095,558100.00
Registered voters/turnout6,378,69432.85
Source: CIK

See also


References


  1. "Нов уебсайт обяснява как да се гласува на евроизборите" (in Bulgarian). dnevnik.bg. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. "Президентът насрочи европейските избори на 26 май" (in Bulgarian). dnevnik.bg. 19 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.