Bulgaria: Nationalists Win 9.3% In Parliamentary Elections, Will Be Part Of Ruling Coalition Government

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The Bulgarian nationalist party United Patriots won 9.3% of the vote in parliamentary elections held on March 26th.

In a surprise move, the center-right, pro-E.U. party, GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) announced that it will partner with United Patriots.

UP is itself a coalition of three nationalist groups: National Movement of Bulgaria (IMRO), National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) and ATAKA (Attack!).

Furthermore, the new civic nationalist, anti-immigration party Volia won 4.3 percent of the vote. This party was formed in 2016 by Veselin Mareshki, a businessman who ran on a populist, nationalist, anti-immigration and pro-Russian platform.

http://democracianacional.org/dn/noticias-nacionalistas-desde-europa/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/04/25/bulgarias-government-will-include-nationalist-parties-on-the-far-right-heres-why-and-what-this-means/?utm_term=.5e3ef43e2bd4

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