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Bulgarian presidential election, 2006

Bulgarian presidential election, 2006

22 October and 29 October 2006

Turnout 44.3% (1st round), 42.8% (2nd)
Nominee Georgi Parvanov Volen Siderov
Popular vote 2,050,488 649,387
Percentage 75.9% 24.1%

President before election

Georgi Parvanov

Elected President

Georgi Parvanov

Presidential elections (President of Bulgaria.

Some of the

  • (Bulgarian) — official Central Electoral Commission website for the election
  • (Bulgarian) Focus News' Elections 2006 section

External links

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  8. ^ Zhelyu Zhelev, although having served two terms, was elected as a president not by popular vote, but by the National Assembly for his first term.

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  • Results 1
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  • References and notes 3
  • External links 4

The second round saw a decisive Parvanov victory of around 75.9% as opposed to Siderov's 24.1%,[7] meaning that Parvanov became the first person to be democratically re-elected as President of Bulgaria.[8] The turnout was 41.21%.[6]

In the first round, incumbent Georgi Parvanov received 64% of the vote, ahead of nationalist leader Volen Siderov who came second with 21.5%.[4] Parvanov had to face him in a runoff, as Bulgarian law requires a turnout of 50% for a president to be elected in the first round.[5] The voter turnout in the first round was 42.51%.[6] The defeated right-wing forces called for abstention, while some far-left formations expressed their support for Siderov.

. DPS and NDSV - Triple coalition He was also backed by the other two members of the then ruling [3] and Parvanov officially stated his desire to run for a second term on 25 August 2006.[2]

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