Alternative for Bulgarian Revival

The Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (Bulgarian: Алтернатива за българско възраждане, АБВ; Alternativa za balgarsko vazrazhdane) is a centre-left[3] political party in Bulgaria. The party's initials in Bulgarian, 'АБВ', are the first three letters of the Cyrillic alphabet, equivalent to 'ABC'.[4]

Alternative for Bulgarian Revival

Алтернатива за българско възраждане
LeaderRumen Petkov
Founded2014
Split fromBulgarian Socialist Party
HeadquartersSofia, Bulgaria
IdeologySocial democracy[1]
Social conservatism[2]
Political positionCentre-left[3]
National Assembly
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European Parliament
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Website
www.abv-alternativa.bg

HistoryEdit

The party was founded and is led by Georgi Parvanov, who was President of Bulgaria from 2002 to 2012, as a splinter from the Bulgarian Socialist Party.[5] In the May 2014 European elections, the party received 4% of the vote, failing to elect any MEPs.[6] In the October 2014 parliamentary election, the party received 4.15% of the vote and 11 seats in the National Assembly.[7]

List of chairmenEdit

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office
1 Georgi Parvanov
(1957–)
  25 January 2014 15 January 2017
2 Konstantin Prodanov
(1977–)
15 January 2017 19 May 2018
3 Rumen Petkov
(1961-)
19 May 2018 Incumbent

StatisticsEdit

European Parliament
Election # of seats won # of total votes % of popular vote rank participated as...
2014

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90,061[8] 4.02%[8] 6th[8] single party "АБВ - АЛТЕРНАТИВА ЗА БЪЛГАРСКО ВЪЗРАЖДАНЕ"
2019

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16,759[9] 0.86%[9] 13th[9] part of the coalition "КП Коалиция за България"
Bulgarian National Assembly
Election # of seats won # of total votes % of popular vote rank
2014
11 / 240
136,223 4.15% 8th
2017
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54,409 1.55% 10th
Kalfin for President
Election # of total votes (1st round) % of popular vote (1st round) rank (1st round) # of total votes (2nd round) % of popular vote (2nd round) rank (2nd round)
2016 125,531 3.28% 7th - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2017). "Bulgaria". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  2. ^ Popivanov, Boris (2014). Changing Images of the Left in Bulgaria. Columbia University Press. p. 160.
  3. ^ a b Krasimirov, Angel (27 July 2014). "Bulgaria's Socialists pick new leader as election looms". Reuters.
  4. ^ Leviev-Sawyer, Clive (26 January 2014). "Purvanov project hits BSP, Borissov's GERB back in the lead – poll". The Sofia Globe.
  5. ^ Carney, Sean (6 October 2014). "Bulgaria Vote Fails to Break Deadlock". The Wall Street Journal.
  6. ^ "Резултати от избори за Европейски парламент 25.05.2014 г. за страната". Избори за Европейски Парламент 2014. CIK (Central electoral commission of Bulgaria).
  7. ^ "Резултати за страната при обработени 100% протоколи на СИК в РИК". Избори за народни представители 2014. CIK (Central electoral commission of Bulgaria).
  8. ^ a b c d e "Резултати :: Избори за Европейски Парламент 2014". results.cik.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Европейски парламент :: Европейски парламент 2019". results.cik.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2019-06-01.

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