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National Front For the Salvation of Bulgaria
National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria

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LeaderValeri Simeonov
Founded17 May 2011
Split fromAttack
HeadquartersBurgas, Bulgaria
NewspaperDesant
Youth wingNFSB Youth
Membership (2016)~15,000[1]
IdeologyBulgarian nationalism[2]
National conservatism
Euroscepticism
Political positionRight-wing
ReligionBulgarian Orthodox Church
National affiliationUnited Patriots (until 25 July 2019)
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupEurope of Freedom and Democracy (2013-2014)
ColoursWhite, Green, Red (Bulgarian national colours)
TelevisionSKAT TV
National Assembly
European Parliament
Website
nfsb.bg

The National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria or NFSB (Nacionalen Front za Spasenie na Balgarija) (Bulgarian: ? ), is a nationalist political party in Bulgaria.[2]

History

The party was established on 17 May 2011 in sports hall Boycho Branzov in Burgas. Its founding was attended by over 820 people from across the country, mainly from the cities of Varna, Shumen, Asenovgrad, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Vratsa, Svilengrad, Lovech, Chirpan, Stara Zagora, Vidin and Dobrich.

The party elected three leaders - Valeri Simeonov, Valentin Kasabov and Dancho Hadzhiev. Secretary of the party is Maria Petrova. The National Political Council includes 19 people - councilors "Independent" by Burgas and hosts from SKAT TV,[3] as - Velizar Enchev and Valentin Fartunov.

Among the party's founders and is former regional president of the Union of Democratic Forces in the city Vladimir Pavlov.[4]

The party was member of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group during the 7th European Parliament.

On 3 August 2014 a coalition agreement was signed between NFSB and IMRO - Bulgarian National Movement called Patriotic Front for the 2014 parliamentary elections.[5] It states its purpose to be for "a revival of the Bulgarian economy, a fight against monopolies, achieving modern education and healthcare and a fair and uncorrupt judiciary."

The members of the alliance are - PROUD,[6]National Ideal for Unity,[7] European Middle Class,[8] Association Patriot,[9] Undivided Bulgaria,[10] National Movement BG Patriot,[11][12]Union of the Patriotic Forces "Defense", National Association of Alternate Soldiery "For the Honor of epaulette",[13]National Movement for the Salvation of the Fatherland[14] and National Democratic Party.[15]

Administration

  • Leader - Valeri Simeonov
  • Vice-leader - Valentin Kasabov
  • Vice-leader - Dancho Hadzhiev
  • Vice-leader - Boris Yachev
  • Secretary - Maria Petrova

Elections

Presidential

The party nominated Stefan Solakov as their presidential candidate in 2011 and Galina Vasileva as his running mate.

They finished 5th, receiving 84,205 votes (2.50% of ballots cast).[16]

Stefan Solakov 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 84,205 2,50% 5th

Local

In the local elections in Burgas in 2011, party chairman Valeri Simeonov finished in second place, with 11.25% of the votes.[17]

Parliamentary

In the parliamentary elections on May 12, the "National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria" won 3.7%[18] of the votes, but fell below the 4% threshold needed for representation. Nonetheless the party polled more votes than the UDF, DSB and OLJ, all of whom were represented in the last (41st) National Assembly.

Bulgarian Parliament
Election # of seats won # of total votes % of popular vote rank
2013 0 131,169 3,703% 5th
2014 19 239,101 7,283% 5th

European

In the European parliament elections on May 25, the "National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria" won 3.05%[19] of the votes, but fell below the 6% threshold needed for representation.

European Parliament
Election # of seats won # of total votes % of popular vote rank
2014 0 68,376 3.053% 7th
2019 0 22,421 1.15% 9th

References

  1. ^ "? 344 000 ? ? ?" [Parties in Parliament only have 344,000 members]. 24 Chasa. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2017). "Bulgaria". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  3. ^ " 800 ? - ? . ? ". Desant.net. 2011-05-24. Retrieved .
  4. ^ " 750 ?". DarikNews.bg. Retrieved .
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  15. ^ " ? ". Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-31. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-24. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ http://dariknews.bg/view_article.php?article_id=1084308
  19. ^ http://dariknews.bg/view_article.php?article_id=1270424

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