BSP for Bulgaria

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The BSP for Bulgaria (Bulgarian: БСП за България, romanizedBSP za Bŭlgariya), or the Coalition for Bulgaria[1] (Bulgarian: Коалиция за България, romanizedKoalitsiya za Bŭlgariya) until 2017, is a left-wing electoral alliance in Bulgaria led by the centre-left Bulgarian Socialist Party. A big tent of the democratic socialist left, it is a coalition of communist, left-wing nationalist, green, and social-democratic parties. On European Union politics, some of its members hold pro-European views, while others hold more Eurosceptic stances.

BSP for Bulgaria
БСП за България
BSP za Bŭlgariya
AbbreviationBSP
LeaderKorneliya Ninova
Founded1991 (1991) (Pre-Electoral Union)
1994 (1994) (Democratic Left)
2001 (2001) (Coalition for Bulgaria)
2014 (2014) (BSP – Left Bulgaria)
2017 (2017) (BSP for Bulgaria)
Headquarters20 Positano Street, Sofia
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Left-wing populism[1]
Political positionLeft-wing
Member parties (November 2021)
Colours  Red
National Assembly
26 / 240
European Parliament
5 / 17
Website
bsp.bg

Members of the coalitionEdit

Year
Name
Member parties
1991
Pre-Electoral Union[2]
1994–1997
Democratic Left
2001–2005
2009
2013
2014
BSP – Left Bulgaria
2017
BSP for Bulgaria[3]
April 2021
BSP for Bulgaria
July 2021
BSP for Bulgaria
  • Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (Alternativa za balgarsko vazrazhdane)
  • Bulgarian Left (Bǎlgarskata levitsa)
  • Bulgarian Socialist Party (Balgarska sotsialisticheska partiya)
  • Communist Party of Bulgaria (Komunisticheska partiya na Bulgaria)
  • Council of the European Scientific and Cultural Community (Sŭvet na evropeĭskata nauchna i kulturna obshtnost)
  • Ecoglasnost (Ekoglasnost)
  • Federation of Consumers in Bulgaria (Federatsiya na potrebitelite v Bŭlgariya)
  • Movement for Social Humanism (Dvizhenie za sotsialen humanizam)
  • Movement of Non-Party Candidates (Dvizhenie na nepartiĭnite kandidati)
  • National Committee for the Protection of National Interests (Obshtonaroden komitet za zashtita na nats. interesi)
  • New Dawn [bg] (Nova zora)
  • Normal State (Normalna dŭrzhava)
  • People's Power (Narodna sila)
  • "Tracia" Political Club (Politicheski klub "Trakiya")
  • Union for the Fatherland (Sŭyuz za Otechestvoto)
  • United Bloc of Labour (Obedinen blok na truda)
November 2021
BSP for Bulgaria
  • Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (Alternativa za balgarsko vazrazhdane)
  • Party of Bulgarian Social Democrats (партия Български социалдемократи)
  • Bulgarian Left (Bǎlgarskata levitsa)
  • Bulgarian Socialist Party (Balgarska sotsialisticheska partiya)
  • Bulgarian Spring (Bŭlgarskata prolet)
  • Communist Party of Bulgaria (Komunisticheska partiya na Bulgaria)
  • Council of the European Scientific and Cultural Community (Sŭvet na evropeĭskata nauchna i kulturna obshtnost)
  • Ecoglasnost (Ekoglasnost)
  • Federation of Consumers in Bulgaria (Federatsiya na potrebitelite v Bŭlgariya)
  • For Social and Civic Development (Za sotsialno i grazhdansko razvitie)
  • Movement for Social Humanism (Dvizhenie za sotsialen humanizam)
  • Movement of Non-Party Candidates (Dvizhenie na nepartiĭnite kandidati)
  • National Committee for the Protection of National Interests (Obshtonaroden komitet za zashtita na nats. interesi)
  • National Syndicate "Protection" (Natsionalen sindikat „Zashtita“)
  • New Dawn [bg] (Nova zora)
  • Normal State (Normalna dŭrzhava)
  • People's Power (Narodna sila)
  • "Tracia" Political Club (Politicheski klub "Trakiya")
  • Union for the Fatherland (Sŭyuz za Otechestvoto)
  • United Bloc of Labour (Obedinen blok na truda)

Election resultsEdit

National Assembly of Bulgaria
Election Votes % Seats +/– Government
1991 1,836,050 33.14 (2nd)
106 / 240
Opposition
1994 2,262,943 43.50 (1st)
125 / 240
  19 Majority
1997 939,308 22.44 (2nd)
58 / 240
  73 Opposition
2001 783,372 17.15 (3rd)
48 / 240
  10 Opposition
2005 1,129,196 30.95 (1st)
82 / 240
  34 Coalition
2009 748,114 17.70 (2nd)
40 / 240
  42 Opposition
2013 942,541 26.61 (2nd)
84 / 240
  44 Coalition
2014 505,527 15.40 (2nd)
39 / 240
  45 Opposition
2017 955,490 27.19 (2nd)
80 / 240
  41 Opposition
2021
(April)
480,146 15.01 (3rd)
43 / 240
  37 Snap election
2021
(July)
365,695 13.39 (3rd)
36 / 240
  7 Snap election
2021
(November)
266,667 10.12 (4th)
27 / 240
  9 Coalition

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "European Election Watch Bulgaria". Center for Strategic and International Studies. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  2. ^ "1991 Parliamentary Elections". University of Essex. Archived from the original on 27 July 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Bulgarian Socialist Party signs election coalition deal with five parties including communists". The Sofia Globe. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

External linksEdit

  • BSP official website