İrem UZUN -TDO- Bulgaria’s voters will go to the polls on April 4 2021 in regular elections for the 45th National Assembly, the country’s unicameral parliament. The official campaigning period has started on March 5 will continue until April 2.
About 6.73 million people are eligible to vote, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC). Bulgarian citizens over the age of 18, resident in the country or abroad, are eligible to vote. People serving a term of imprisonment are not allowed to vote. CEC has determined the places in 69 countries where there will be polling stations Bulgaria for voting in the elections. According to the foreign ministry, there will be no polling stations in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Korea, Mongolia, the Vatican, Vietnam, Palestine, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
23 parties and 8 coalitions have submitted their candidacies for the April 4 election. Among the submitted documents sixof them rejected by the CEC. “We had parties that did not complete the audit, we deleted two parties from them, while the subscriptions of only one of them were correct”, representative of the CEC, Tanja Tsaneva said.
Various medical professionals have become high-profile figures in Bulgaria since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and some of them have been joining political parties and preparing to run for office in the elections. The current Health Minister Kostadin Angelov, a doctor who is the former director of a hospital in Sofia, is running for parliament as part of the ruling GERB party’s list.