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CEC reports lowest voter turnout since 1989

Tsvetozar Tomov, Central Election Commission
Photo: BGNES

Election ballot processing is still in progress. The final and official results of the early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria will be announced no later than Thursday, October 6, Tsvetozar Tomov, spokesperson of the Central Election Commission said at a briefing. The exact number of voters will be known by then.

However, according to partial data, just over 2.5 million Bulgarians voted yesterday, a record low turnout since the beginning of democratic changes in 1989.

Today, the National Statistical Institute announced data from the 2021 census, according to which the Bulgarian population has decreased by over 844,000. If these figures had been announced earlier, this would have affected the distribution of seats in the constituencies, Tsvetozar Tomov said.

The Electoral Code provides for the distribution of mandates for the various constituencies on the basis of the latest population census.

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