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Bulgaria’s Elections: The Future of Democracy, Europe & Beyond

Please join the International Republican Institute and the Center for the Study of Democracy for a discussion featuring Ruslan Stefanov, Director of the Economic Program at the Center for the Study of Democracy, on the results of the Bulgarian Parliamentary Elections, the future of a just democracy in Bulgaria, and the election’s impact on Europe and transatlantic alliance.

Virtual Event April 6, 2021 11:30am – 12:30pm

Overview.

On Sunday April 4th, Bulgaria will hold its first regular parliamentary election after a decade of snap elections. This election could usher in political change in Bulgaria, coming in the wake of a months-long anti-government protest in the summer of 2020. The patience of the Bulgarian people has worn thin as Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s government has been associated with numerous corruption scandals and the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has proved underwhelming. Bulgaria posts one of the highest infection rates in Europe, and the vaccine rollout in the country has been uncoordinated and ineffective.

Please join the International Republican Institute and the Center for the Study of Democracy on Tuesday, April 6th at 11:30am EST for a discussion featuring Ruslan Stefanov, Director of the Economic Program at the Center for the Study of Democracy, on the results of the Bulgarian Parliamentary Elections, the future of a just democracy in Bulgaria, and the election’s impact on Europe and transatlantic alliance. Thibault Muzergues, IRI’s Resident Program Director for Europe, will moderate the discussion.

Who’s speaking?

GUEST

Ruslan Stefanov

Director of the Economic Program, The Center for the Study of Democracy

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