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*: 22,1%

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

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 38,4%

(Parliamentary Elections, 14 November 2021)

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 presidential and early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria (14 November 2021) (Doc. 15428)

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