Central Election Commission
President Rumen Radev will convene the National Assembly in accordance with the term laid down in the Constitution and after the Central Election Commission (CEC) has published the names of the elected Members of the National Assembly in the State Gazette. This was reported by the press office of the head of state, quoted by Focus.
And contrary to expectations, voter turnout was not lower than usual, despite the pandemic, with long queues reported, particularly at polling stations abroad. By Monday afternoon, with 80 per cent of the ballots processed by the Central Election Commission, the notion of an election that could mark the upending of the status quo dominated by the GERB-BSP rivalry had become a reality.
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and the Council of Ministers are obliged to table resignations at the first session of the new National Assembly. It will most likely be convened by the president a week after the results submitted by the Central Election Commission (CEC)are published in the State Gazette, said expert in constitutional law Prof. Plamen Kirov.
Bulgaria's April 4 2021 parliamentary elections headed into the final stretch ahead of polls closing at 8pm, with problems with voting machines reported from various places, allegations of vote-buying, websites penalised for illegally publishing exit polls and indications on strong interest in voting abroad.
Of the 6,986 candidates for Bulgaria's 45th Parliament, 2,073 are women and 4,913 are men. A total of 1,035 candidates have been registered in two regions, well over the 668 in the previous parliamentary elections in 2017, Dimitar Dimitrov, a member and spokesman for the Central Election Commission, told reporters on Sunday.