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
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

GERB (Graschdani sa Ewropejsko Raswitie na Balgaria) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 69 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.

PP

We Continue the Change
Transversal
RE
EU Parliament
Government

PP (Prodŭlzhavame promyanata) is a party of undefinable orientation from Bulgaria.

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 64 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
Right-wing
ID
EU Parliament
Opposition

Vŭzrazhdane is a right-wing party and currently represented in parliament with 37 MPs.

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

DPS

Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Opposition

DPS (Dwischenie sa Prawa i Swobodi) is a liberal party that is currently represented in the parliament with 36 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.

BSP

Bulgarian Socialist Party
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
Opposition

BSP (Bălgarska Socialističeska Partija) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 23 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
ECR
EU Parliament
Opposition

ITN (Nyama takava dŭrzhava) is a party of undefinable orientation that is currently represented in the parliament with 11 MPs.

BV

Bulgarian Rise
Centre-right
NI
EU Parliament
No seats

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

Levitsata

The Left!
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

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