“47 of our candidates for mayors have been elected – 37 from DPS, 9 from our coalitions with other parties and 1 independent candidate. We continued our former influence and increased our presence for the next 4 years”, said the leader of DPS Mustafa Karadaya after the end of the run-off vote of the Local elections 2019.
35% of all municipal mayors are either from DPS or its local coalition, added Karadaya. The political party has 916 municipal councillors which is 18%.
"Elections are a major part of the democracy, but only if they are rightful, free, honest and people have access to all the information. But this is not the case – there is still a prohibition for agitation in a language different from Bulgarian. On the other hand, whatever the EU says, the Bulgarian Legislation limits the right of the citizens to vote because of the settlement principal”, pointed out the leader of DPS.