Bulgaria

Electoral system*: Proportional system (with a single-preference option)

Threshold*: political parties – 4%

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: Yes

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 21

Quota type: No

Percentage of women candidates*: 30,4%

Percentage of women elected*: 23,8%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30**: 2,5%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 54,1%

(Parliamentary Elections, 26 March 2017)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Bulgaria

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe report:

Observation of the early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria (26 March 2017) (Doc. 14294)


VOTA Database (Venice Commission / Mexican Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary - TEPJF):

Legislation and documents of the Venice Commission in the electoral field for Bulgaria


*Information related to Parliamentary Elections or to the lower house of the Parliament

** Source: Study about youth participation in national parliaments 2018