Bulgarian people are heading to the polls on May 26 to elect 17 MEPs for the European Parliament. Two political parties Boyko Borrisov’s GERB and the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party are neck-and-neck in the race. They will probably have very close results. However, GERB will likely win most seats, according to the best 2019 Bulgaria’s EU Elections odds.
Online sportsbook news in Bulgaria have confirmed that 15 parties are registered to participate in Bulgaria’s EU Elections. Yet, only four of them will probably win seats, with GERB leading the race, according to the best 2019 Bulgaria’s EU Elections odds. The centre-right party GERB and their arch-rival Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) are in a very close contest. In addition, two lower tier forces United Patriots and Movement for Right and Freedoms (DPS) are striving to pass the threshold.
What polls say?
According to Politico, GERB will likely increase their seats from 6 in 2014 to 8 this year. Bulgaria Socialist Party might also jump from 4 seats to 7. Whereas, DPS might slip down from 4 to 2 seats, and United Patriots might win only one seat.
In another poll, GERB could receive almost 34.8 percent of the votes, followed very closely by Bulgaria Socialist Party that might get 33.1 percent. DPS might receive 10.4 percent, and United Patriots might receive only 8 percent.
GERB fielded Mariya Gabriel as their top candidate
GERB, the party of the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is a member of the EU-wide centre-right European People’s party. Many perceive It as a populist force built around the personality of Boyko Borissov. The top candidate on the GERB’s list is Mariya Gabriel, the current Bulgarian European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.
During the election campaign GERB will try to focus on the accession of Bulgaria in Schengen. It will also concentrate on topics such as the Western Balkans, the Danube strategy, and the digital skills and education. Online sportsbooks in Bulgaria consider GERB the front runner to win most seats with a value of 1.725.
BSP suffers from internal split
The Bulgarian Socialist Party is currently led by Kornelia Ninova. She took over from the former leader Sergei Stanishev in May 2016. BSP’s list of candidates is led by the journalist Elena Yonacheva, a very attractive speaker to Bulgarians. However, the party suffers from an internal split between Stanishev’s supporters and Ninova, due to ideological differences. At 22BET Sportsbook BSP has 1.99 odds to win most seats. Yet with internal dispute it is hard to see that happen.
Smaller parties have no chance to challenge
The bookies offer the best 2019 Bulgaria’s EU Elections odds on another two smaller parties to win most seats. They are the so called United Patriots, which is a part of the current government. However, United Patriots is so divided and weak. Therefore despite having 11 odds to win most seats, the party might ensure one MEP at most to be elected.
The other party is Movement for Right and Freedoms, with 34 odds to win most seats. It has been for some time the third political force in the country. The party represents ethnic Turks, and that will help it win 2 to 3 MEPs.
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