Kornelia Ninova won the first direct election for chairperson of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) with 81.5% of the vote. One of her rivals, Kiril Dobrev (Ninova’s deputy so far) won 14.9% of the vote.

The turnout was 67%. The list of voters included 80,236 names

“The election of the BSP chairperson was fair. The party’s election commission created equal conditions for all candidates. The elections were transparent for the media. Everyone could observe the election process without restrictions “, said Emil Voynov – Chairman of the party’s election commission.