Before the official results were announced by the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) it was clear: the fifth among the Bulgarian Socialists Party – Sergey Stanishev – moves up to the second place thanks to the personal votes for him. The first in the list for the European Parliament – Elena Yoncheva – has the biggest number of preferential votes for her which assured her first place. Stanishev displaced Peter Vitanov, therefore Ivo Hristov became the fifth person to go in the European parliament from the socialists family.
Many personal votes have been given also for Denitza Zlateva, Rumen Gechev, Velizar Enchev – but not enough to vault over the 5%-barrier.
There are changes in the list of IMRO, too. The second candidate – Yulian Angelov – was misplaced surprisingly by the producer Andrey Slabakov. Therefore Slabakov and Djambazki are going to be the two MEPs in the next European Parliament.
High number of votes with preference has been given for Lilyana Pavlova and Emil Radev but they weren’t enough so they can get a place in the EP.
GERB send 6 MEPs, BSP – 5, 3 from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, 2 from the IMRO and 1 MEP from “Democratic Bulgaria”.