There is no ‘winner’ on these legislative elections and no clear alternative to the status quo after 2009. Even if there is certain stabilization on the political scene (no newcomers in Parliament on these elections), the negative public attitude towards the mainstream parties and their lack of legitimacy may provoke further protests and the lack of clear majority in Parliament may undermine the stability of the new government.
Blagovesta Cholova is Phd /teaching assistant at the Centre d’études de la vie politique (CEVIPOL) at Université libre de Bruxelles ( Free university of Brussels), Belgium. She is a member of the IPSA, ECPR and ABSP associations. Her research focuses on Populism and political parties in Central and Eastern Europe and especially in Bulgaria. Her Phd thesis is on the Right-wing populist parties in Bulgaria.