A week after Bulgaria’s March 26 2017 National Assembly elections, the Central Election Commission announced the full list of 240 MPs elected.
The list was finalised after taking account of various factors such as candidates who were elected in more than one electoral district, and those initially deemed elected who informed the commission that they did not want to take up their seats.
Twelve people, including GERB leader Boiko Borissov, were elected in more than one place. Bulgarian law allows a person in this position to choose in which district they were elected. In the case of Borissov, he chose Plovdiv, vacating the spot he won in Sofia’s 25th electoral district – a move that has enabled Roumyana Buchvarova to be deemed to have been elected there.
Buchvarova, who was interior minister in Borissov’s second cabinet, is one of a number of GERB figures from Borissov’s previous governments to have gained a seat in the 44th National Assembly./IBNA
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