2016 Bulgarian Socialist Party Leadership Election – Wikipedia



2016 Bulgarian Socialist Birthday celebration Management Election

Management elections throughout the Bulgarian Socialist Birthday celebration had been held within the night time between 7 and eight Might 2016 as a part of the birthday party’s forty ninth congress. Incumbent chief Mihail Mikov in the beginning confronted a complete of 31 challengers, on the other hand by the point the birthday party congress convened on 7 Might, 4 of them had dropped out. Via the night time best 5 applicants remained.[1]


Incumbent chief Mihail Mikov had the enhance of the birthday party established order, whilst MP Korneliya Ninova had gained endorsements from a number of influential birthday party figures and was once noticed as being to his proper. Different challengers incorporated MP from Varna Krasimir Yankov, chief of the BSP in Plovdiv Georgi Gergov, who was once anticipated to endorce Ninova, and previous birthday party organisation secretary Valery Zhablyanov, who was once noticed as representing the birthday party’s left russophile dispositions and was once anticipated to endorse Mikov.[2]

Political problems[edit]

In his speech to the delegates Mikov emphasised the significance of the approaching presidential election, he referred to as for the resignation of the present executive and expressed a want to enroll in the Schengen House. Ninova emphasised on converting the BSP’s interior constructions and attracting disenfranchised leftist electorate, in view of the birthday party’s deficient efficiency within the 2014 election.[3]


A complete of 782 birthday party delegates had been invited to the congress, 755 of whom forged votes. As no candidate gained a majority, Mihail Mikov and Korneliya Ninova complicated to a 2d spherical. Between rounds Krasimir Yankov and Georgi Gergov, who had been in third and 4th position with 77 and 55 votes respectively, counseled Ninova. In a while after nighttime it was once introduced that Ninova had defeated Mikov in the second one spherical by way of a margin of 46 votes.[4] This was once the primary time that an incumbent BSP chief had misplaced their reelection bid.

Candidate First spherical 2nd spherical
Votes % Votes %
Mihail Mikov 329 43.81 349 46.91
Korneliya Ninova 280 37.28 395 53.09
Krasimir Yankov 77 10.25
Georgi Gergov 55 7.32
Valery Zhablyanov 10 1.33
Overall 751 100.00 744 100.00
Legitimate votes 751 99.47
Invalid/clean votes 4 0.53
Overall votes 755 100.00



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