Cause and Effect in European Politics and Law

The main question of the European elections in Bulgaria

Adelina Marini, June 7, 2009

The leading question at the European elections right now in fact is not who will be the Bulgarian representatives to the European Parliament, but how the parties are scoring before the Parliamentary elections on the 5th of July. This is what one can feel in the atmosphere at the international press centre in the National Congress Centre in Sofia, where the first relatively certain results are expected. The sociologist, at this point, are certain only that the activity has been low which has serious impact upon the parties that don't have loyal voters or stable and disciplined supporters.

For me, personally, as a journalist, the performance of the party LIDER of the controversial businessman with interests in energy Hristo Kovachki. The party is scoring very close behind or ahead the formation of Yane Yanev who, in spite the frequent public appearances is not doing very well. And the party LIDER has almost no public presence. According to the sociologist Antoniy Galabov, who participates in the coalition for fair elections that is one of the official observers of the elections, this is not s surprise.

Antoniy Galabov added that according to most of the exit polls, the support for LIDER is quite uneven which might mean that they have influence in particular regions while in others they are not available at all. The next month would be crucial to find out whether LIDER is a structure of the corporate vote or there is another type of political motivation, explained the sociologist, answering a question of euinside.