Bulgarian socialists conceded defeat in the elections

Cornelia Ninova

The leader of the Bulgarian socialist party (BSP) Korneliya Ninova, acknowledged electoral defeat and congratulated the party “Citizens for European development of Bulgaria” (coat of ARMS) with the victory. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

“I want to congratulate the EMBLEM of victory. If they will invite us for talks on forming a coalition, we will not participate in them. In politics there are fundamental things, and our programs are distinctly different, we are an alternative coat of ARMS”, — she said at a press conference.

In turn, member of the leadership of the BSP Krasimir Yankov said that the socialists are satisfied with the level of support they received in the elections, since it is much higher than in the previous elections to the Parliament, reports “Radio Bulgaria”.

According to Yankov, if the leader of GERB Boyko Borisov manages to form a government, he will have to govern alone, as it has no coalition partners. If the ARMS fail to reach the government, the BSP is able to do so in accordance with the objectives related to national security, border security, increased incomes and creation of jobs, which coincide with the program “United patriots”.

Earlier exit polls showed a lead COAT in the elections — 32% against 29. The third force in the new Parliament will be a coalition of “patriots United” with a score of around nine per cent of the votes.

Early elections of deputies of the 44-th National Assembly were held on Sunday, March 26. The election was contested by 11 parties and nine coalitions registered their candidate sheets, and nine independent candidates.

In the presidential election in November 2016 won rumen Radev, who was nominated for the post of the initiative Committee, chaired by BSP.