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GERB
GERB
(Bulgarian: ГЕРБ, Граждани за европейско развитие на България, "Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria") is a Bulgarian centre-right political party established on 13 March 2006. The initials of the party герб/gerb also translate as "coat of arms" in Bulgarian.

Contents

1 History 2 List of chairmen 3 Elections

3.1 Statistics

4 References 5 External links

History[edit] GERB
GERB
is headed by Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Boyko Borisov, former mayor of Sofia, former member of the National Movement Simeon II, former personal guard of Todor Zhivkov
Todor Zhivkov
before 1989. They were close friends. The establishment of the party followed the creation of a non-profit organization with the acronym (in Bulgarian) GERB — Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, earlier the same year. The name of the party is not stated to be an acronym, but is spelled in all caps nonetheless. In early January 2007,[9] and early February 2007,[10] the party came second in public polls on party support with around 14%, trailing the Bulgarian Socialist Party
Bulgarian Socialist Party
which had around 25%. Its stated priorities are fighting crime and corruption, preserving family as the cornerstone of society and achieving energy independence. GERB
GERB
won the 2009 European Parliament
European Parliament
election in Bulgaria
Bulgaria
with 24.36% of the vote. The party elected five MEPs and joined the European People's Party-European Democrats Group in the European Parliament
European Parliament
(in the EPP section). On June 6, 2007 GERB
GERB
applied formally to join as a member-party the European People's Party[11] and joined EPP on February 7, 2008.[12] GERB
GERB
won the 2009 parliamentary elections, held a month after the European ballot, winning 39.7% of the popular vote and 117 seats (out of 240). After the elections, a new government was formed, led by Borisov, primarily with GERB
GERB
members and with 5 independent ministers around Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Djankov. The reformist wing was responsible for some of the most significant legislative victories, including a Constitutional reform to ban tax increases. On 20 February 2013, the government resigned after nationwide protests demanding it to step down.[13] GERB's candidates for the 2011 presidential election, Rosen Plevneliev and Margarita Popova
Margarita Popova
(presidential nominee and running mate, respectively), won the elections on the second ballot with 52.6% of the popular vote. GERB
GERB
won the 2013 parliamentary elections with 97 seats, receiving 30.5% of the popular vote. This made GERB
GERB
the first governing party to be re-elected in the history of the post-communist Bulgaria. However, with lack of support from the other parties and designated to form a new government, Borisov refused the offer and so GERB
GERB
went in the opposition. However, due to the collapse of the coalition government in 2014, GERB
GERB
backed into power after the snap elections. List of chairmen[edit]

This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (October 2017)

№ Name Portrait Term of office

1 Boyko Borisov (2017-)

30 April 2017 Incumbent

Elections[edit] Statistics[edit]

Bulgarian Parliament

Election # of seats won # of total votes % of popular vote rank Government

2009

117 / 240

1,678,583 39.72% 1st Yes

2013

97 / 240

1,081,605 30.54% 1st No

2014

84 / 240

1,072,491 32.67% 1st Yes

2017

95 / 240

1,147,283 32.65% 1st Yes

Plevneliev for President

Election # of total votes (1st round) % of popular vote (1st round) rank (1st round) # of total votes (2nd round) % of popular vote (2nd round) rank (2nd round)

2011 1,349,380 40.11% 1st 1,698,136 52.58% 1st

Tsacheva for President

Election # of total votes (1st round) % of popular vote (1st round) rank (1st round) # of total votes (2nd round) % of popular vote (2nd round) rank (2nd round)

2016 840,635 21.96% 2nd 1,256,485 36.16% 2nd

European Parliament

Election # of seats won # of total votes % of popular vote rank

2007

5 / 18

420,001 21.68% 1st

2009

5 / 18

627,693 24.36% 1st

2014

6 / 17

680,838 30.40% 1st

References[edit]

^ https://www.24chasa.bg/Article/5300656 ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2011). "Bulgaria". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved May 29, 2012.  ^ a b Hope, Kerin; Troev, Theodor (June 10, 2009). "Populist promises to clean up Bulgaria". Financial Times. Retrieved December 19, 2011. (registration required) ^ Novaković, Igor (2010). ""European" and "Extreme" Populists in the Same Row – the New Government of the Republic of Bulgaria" (PDF). Western Balkans Security Observer. ISAC Fund (17): 63–73. Retrieved December 19, 2011.  ^ Cristova, Christiana (2010). "Populism: the Bulgarian case" (PDF). Sociedade e Cultura. Goiânia. 13 (2): 221–232. Retrieved December 19, 2011.  ^ Routledge Handbook of European Elections edited by Donatella M. Viola, page 639 ^ Smilov, Daniel; Jileva, Elena (2009), "The politics of Bulgarian citizenship: National identity, democracy and other uses", Citizenship Policies in the New Europe, Amsterdam University Press, p. 229  ^ Jansen, Thomas; Van Hecke, Steven (2012), At Europe's Service: The Origins and Evolution of the European People's Party, Springer, p. 78  ^ "Socialists Lead GERB
GERB
in Bulgarian Politics: Angus Reid Global Monitor". Angus Reid Public Opinion. Vision Critical. Archived from the original on July 8, 2009. Retrieved October 10, 2008.  ^ "Socialists Gain, GERB
GERB
Second in Bulgaria: Angus Reid Global Monitor". Angus Reid Public Opinion. Vision Critical. Archived from the original on October 2, 2008. Retrieved October 10, 2008.  ^ "Лидерът на ПП ГЕРБ е на двудневно посещение в Брюксел". ГЕРБ (in Bulgarian). June 6, 2007. Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. Retrieved October 10, 2008.  ^ "Bulgaria's GERB
GERB
joins European People's Party". SEtimes.com. February 8, 2008. Retrieved October 10, 2008.  ^ New York Times, The. "After Bulgarian Protests, Prime Minister Resigns". Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Official website (in Bulgarian) Official website (in English) GERB's page on the European People's Party
European People's Party
website

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Political parties in Bulgaria
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National Assembly (240 seats)

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Volya

European Parliament (17 seats)

GERB
GERB
(6) Bulgarian Socialist Party
Bulgarian Socialist Party
(4) Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Movement for Rights and Freedoms
(4) Reload Bulgaria
Bulgaria
(1) United Patriots
United Patriots
(1) New Republic (1)

Unrepresented

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Bulgarian Communist Party
– Marxists Bulgarian Communist Party
Bulgarian Communist Party
(Vladimir Spasov) Bulgaria
Bulgaria
for Citizens Movement Bulgarian New Democracy Bulgarian Left Civil Union "Roma" Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria For the Homeland George's Day Movement Green Party of Bulgaria Lider Movement for an Equal Public Model National Movement for the Salvation of the Fatherland Nationalist Party of Bulgaria New Time Order, Law and Justice Party of the Liberal Alternative and Peace People's Voice Pirate Party Political Movement "Social Democrats" Reformist Bloc Revival Union of the Bulgarian Patriots Union of Communists in Bulgaria Union of Democratic Forces The Greens The Other Bulgaria Union of Free Democrats Union of the Patriotic Forces "Defense" Yes, Bulgaria!

Defunct

Alternative Social-Liberal Party Bulgarian Business Bloc Bulgarian Communist Party Bulgarian Euro-Left Bulgarian National Socialist Workers Party Bulgarian People's Union Bulgarian Social Democratic Workers Party (Broad Socialists) Bulgarian United Communist Party Communist Workers' Party of Bulgaria Conservative Party Constitutional Bloc Democratic Alliance George Ganchev's Bloc Liberal Party Liberal Party (Radoslavists) Movement for Social Humanism National Ideal for Unity National Liberal Party National Social Movement Patriotic Party of Labour People for Real, Open and United Democracy People's Alliance People's Liberal Party People's Party Progressive Liberal Party Social Democratic Union 'Proletarian' United Labour Social Democratic Party United People's Progressive Party Young Liberals Party Zveno

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Member parties (EU)

ÖVP cdH CD&V GERB/ГЕРБ DSB/ДСБ DP/ДП SDS/СДС HDZ HSS DISY/ΔΗ.ΣΥ. KDU–ČSL TOP 09 K D IRL Kok./Saml. LR CDU CSU ND/Ν.Δ. Fidesz KDNP FG FI AP UdC PpI V TS-LKD CSV PN CDA PO PSL CDS PPD-PSD PNL PMP UDMR/RMDSz KDH MOST-HÍD SDKÚ-DS SMK-MKP NSi SDS SLS PP UDC KD M

Associated parties (non-EU)

VMRO - DPMNE/ВМРО - ДПМНЕ H SNS CVP-PDC-PPD-PCD

Observer parties

PD HHK/ՀՀԿ OEK/ՕԵԿ Heritage/Ժառանգություն BNF/БНФ AHP/АГП HDZ BiH PDP SDA HDZ 1990 KD ENM/ენმ LDK SVP PATT PLDM KrF PDCS VMSZ Batkivshchyna/Батьківщина NRU/НРУ UDAR/УДАР

Party Presidents

Leo Tindemans Piet Bukman Jacques Santer Wilfried Martens Joseph Daul

European Parliament Group Presidents

Maan Sassen Pierre Wigny Alain Poher Joseph Illerhaus Hans Lücker Alfred Bertrand Egon Klepsch Paolo Barbi Egon Klepsch Leo Tindemans Wilfried Martens Hans-Gert Pöttering Joseph Daul Manfred Weber see European Parliament

European Commissioners

José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso
(President) Andris Piebalgs
Andris Piebalgs
(Development) Jyrki Katainen
Jyrki Katainen
(Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro) Michel Barnier
Michel Barnier
(Internal Market and Services) Algirdas Šemeta
Algirdas Šemeta
(Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud) Tonio Borg
Tonio Borg
(Health and Consumer Policy) Jacek Dominik (Financial Programming and the Budget) Kristalina Georgieva
Kristalina Georgieva
(International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response) Günther Oettinger
Günther Oettinger
(Energy) Johannes Hahn
Johannes Hahn
(Regional Policy) Connie Hedegaard
Connie Hedegaard
(Climate Action) Dacian Cioloș
Dacian Cioloș
(Agriculture and Rural Development) see Barroso II Commission

Heads of government at the European Council

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(Cyprus) Alexander Stubb
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(Finland) Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
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Antonis Samaras
(Greece) Viktor Orbán
Viktor Orbán
(Hungary) Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny
(Ireland) Laimdota Straujuma
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(Latvia) Pedro Passos Coelho
Pedro Passos Coelho
(Portugal) Traian Băsescu
Traian Băsescu
(Romania) Mariano Rajoy
Mariano Rajoy
(Spain) see European Council

Eurofoundation: Wilfried Martens
Wilfried Martens
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