Bulgarian Socialist Party
Parallel vote count at 100% by Alpha Research polling agency shows that Boyko Borrisov's GERB-Union of Democratic Forces coalition has won 25.2% share of the votes in Bulgaria's parliamentary elections, held on April 4.
The party of the TV presenter, Slavi Trifonov "There is Such a People" is second with 17.1%.
That dozens of former agents and collaborators are running for Bulgaria's national assembly is symbolic of a lustration process that was never more than piecemeal, and raises fresh questions about the scruples of opportunistic politicians who were once diehard communists only to now be running for office on behalf of parties from across the political spectrum, including the far-right.
The NGO Anti-Corruption Fund says that Bulgaria is facing a serious risk of electoral fraud at upcoming elections on 4 April, with irregularities found at one in every five polling stations.
The NGO analysed a total of 2,554 polling stations of a total of about 11,000 and estimated that around 5% of all votes cast could be subject to fraud.