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FACTBOX - Bulgaria ahead of November 14 snap vote

FACTBOX - Bulgaria ahead of November 14 snap vote Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ All rights reserved

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 8 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria will hold an early general election on November 14, after each of the three biggest political formations out of six that entered the National Assembly after the July 11 snap vote - TISP, GERB-UDF, and the Socialists, failed to win enough support from potential partners in parliament and gave up the task of forming a government.

Candidates from 22 parties and seven coalitions are running for 240 seats in the unicameral National Assembly. To secure representation in parliament, a party or a coalition needs to win 4% of all valid votes at least.

The members of parliament are elected for a four-year term by proportional representation in 31 multi-seat constituencies. Voters have the right to note a preference for a certain candidate on the party list.

Bulgarian citizens older than 18 years, residing in the country or abroad, are eligible to vote. Bulgarian nationals residing abroad will be able to vote at a total of 753 polling stations in 68 countries, according to data by the foreign ministry. Voters can use a voting machine or cast a paper ballot.

Campaigning for the election will close on November 12. No election campaigning is allowed on November 13.

Polling stations in Bulgaria will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. local time on Sunday.

Тhe parliamentary elections this time will take place simultaneously with the presidential election.

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