It’s still “hurricane season” in European party politics. In Bulgaria’s April 4 parliamentary elections, a quarter of voters backed Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, the center-right party of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov that is commonly known as GERB. But new parties that campaigned with an anti-corruption message did unexpectedly well, which means Borissov has no clear pathway to form a governing coalition. Two scenarios seem likely — a coalition of the newcomers or a caretaker government and early elections.
Here are four main takeaways.Even a strong political record doesn’t mean a candidate is unassailable
Borissov has won every single election since 2007 and has served as prime minister for much of the past decade.… Seguir leyendo »