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Bulgaria: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

GERB

GERB – Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Government

GERB (Graschdani sa Ewropejsko Raswitie na Balgaria) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 68 MPs.

GERB represents conservative values, including the rule of law, market economy, and a close relationship with the European Union. They emphasize the importance of stability and economic growth.

DPS

Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

DPS (Dwischenie sa Prawa i Swobodi) is a liberal party that is currently represented in the parliament with 47 MPs.

The DPS advocates for liberal and democratic values, including individual freedom, tolerance, and multiculturalism. It emphasizes the importance of the equal rights of ethnic minorities.

PP/DB

PP/DB
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

PP/DB (Prodŭlzhavame promyanata / Demokratichna Bŭlgariya) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 39 seats.

'Prodŭlzhavame promyanata' represents social-democratic values, including social justice, equality, and environmental protection. 'Demokratichna Bŭlgariya' adheres to liberal values such as individual freedom and a market economy.

Vŭzrazhdane

Revival
Far right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Vŭzrazhdane is a far-right party and currently represented in parliament with 38 MPs.

Vŭzrazhdane represents nationalist values, including the promotion of Bulgarian identity, culture, and language. They emphasize Bulgaria's sovereignty in political matters.

BSP

Bulgarian Socialist Party
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

BSP (Bălgarska Socialističeska Partija) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 19 MPs.

The BSP represents socialist and social-democratic values, including social justice, workers' rights, and state support for the needy. They emphasize the importance of the welfare state.

ITN

There is such a People
Transversal
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

ITN (Nyama takava dŭrzhava) is a party of undefinable orientation that is currently represented in the parliament with 16 MPs.

Velichie

Greatness
Far right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Velichie is a far-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 13 MPs.

BV

Bulgarian Rise
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

BV (Balgarski vazhod) is a center-right party from Bulgaria.

IS.BG

Stand Up.BG
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

IS.BG is a left party from Bulgaria.

Levitsata

The Left!
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Levitsata (Levitsata!) is a left party from Bulgaria.

SB

SB
Unknown
?
EU Parliament
No seats

SB is a party from Bulgaria.

SBG

SBG
Unknown
?
EU Parliament
No seats

SBG is a party from Bulgaria.

VMRO

Bulgarian National Movement
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

VMRO (Bulgarsko Natsionalno Dvizhenie) is a right-wing party from Bulgaria.