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Politics of Bulgaria

Politics of Bulgaria
Political parties in Bulgaria
Elections in Bulgaria The President of Bulgaria, elected for a 5-year term, is head of state and commander in chief of the armed forces. ... A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues with the aim to participate in power, usually by participating in elections. ... Elections in Bulgaria gives information on election and election results in Bulgaria. ...

The National Assembly of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Народното събрание, transliterated: Narodno Sabranie) is the unicameral parliament and body of the legislative of the Republic of Bulgaria. The debating chamber or hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels. ... In a broad definition a republic is a state or country that is led by people who do not base their political power on any principle beyond the control of the people living in that state or country. ...

It was established in 1991 with Bulgaria's constitution, articles 62 to 91. 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The National Assembly consists of 240 members elected for a four year term by proportional representation in multi-seat constituencies. Political parties must garner a minimum of 4 percent of the national vote in order to enter the Assembly. Bulgaria has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments. Proportional representation (PR) is any election system which ensures a proportionally representative result of a democratic election, x% of votes should be represented by x% in the democratic institutions, parliament or congress. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... A coalition government, or coalition cabinet, is a cabinet in parliamentary government in which several parties cooperate. ...

The Assembly is responsible for enactment of laws, approval of the budget, scheduling of presidential elections, selection and dismissal of the Prime Minister and other ministers, declaration of war and deployment of troops outside of Bulgaria, and ratification of international treaties and agreements. Prime Ministers, 1879-1946 Todor Stoyanov Burmov 17 July 1879 - 6 December 1879 Archbishop Kliment Turnovski 6 December 1879 - 5 April 1880 Dragan Kiriakov Tsankov 5 April - 10 December 1880 Petko Karavelov 10 December 1880 - 9 May 1881 Johann Casimir Ernrot 9 May - 13 July 1881 Prince Alexander 13 July...

External links

  • Народно събрание на Република България/National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, Official Website
  • Bulgaria The National Assembly



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