According to a regional spokesperson of one of the participating parties, a total of 166 polling places will be set up throughout Turkey for the sudden elections taking place in Bulgaria on Sunday, after political parties in the nation failed to form a government earlier this year. Etin urged people to vote and stated that Bulgarians having dual citizenship with Turkey also have the right to cast a vote.
Etin added, “There are 166 ballot boxes in several regions of Turkey for these elections. Every ballot box will be opened after collecting a declaration from every Bulgarian citizen. In other words, they all agreed to cast a vote. We expect at least 110,000 votes to be cast in these elections to form a new government in Bulgaria. I want to make a call, especially to the young people, that everyone should visit the ballot to cast their vote for supporting the movement for rights and give their best to ensure the stability of Bulgaria”.
Finally, elections to create a new government in Bulgaria will take place this Sunday. This is the third attempt to do so. The previously formed government collapsed just six months since it came into power. A caretaker administration now governs Bulgaria.
The mandate to form a government, which was given to the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) on July 18, was formally given back to President Rumen Radev. The Balkan nation will hold its fourth election in the past two years due to the political unrest that has plagued it since Prime Minister Kiril Petkov’s administration was overthrown in a no-confidence vote in June.
A recent survey indicates that the Movement for Rights and Freedoms continues to have strong support from the nation’s Turkish minority and is expected to win more than 10% of the vote overall. Additionally, according to Gallup International and Alpha Research polls, the pro-Russian and ultra-nationalist Revival party will finish second or third with 11%–13% of the vote, barely ahead of the ethnic Turkish MRF party.