Bulgaria

Governing party loses support


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According to a poll by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion (NZIOM) the approval rating of Bulgaria’s ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) is deteriorating.

In the survey the government received 31% approval rating and 55% disapproval from those interviewed. Approval ratings for Prime Minister Boyko Borisov have also narrowed, with 45% approving and 46% disapproving.

The survey also asked about voting intentions. Four parties are likely to enter parliament in next year’s general election if these results are to be believed with GERB heading the list on 26.8% down from 39.7% in 2009. The other parties are the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) with 17.5% (they took 17.7% in 2009), the Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) on 7% (they had 14% in 2009) and a new party, Bulgaria for Citizens led by Meglena Kuneva on 4.3%.

The poll published in Novinite suggested that up to 33% of those interviewed said that they would not vote.

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