Playing it safe when losing is a bad strategy. Yet this is precisely what Bulgarian voters did in the 2017 Bulgarian elections. 32,65% of Bulgarians voted for Boyko Borisov’s party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), giving it a comfortable lead ahead of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) with 27, 20% of the vote. The United Patriots coalition came third with 9,7%, which is a good result but still lower than their own expectations and very close to the 8,99% of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS). The fifth party in parliament is “Will” (“Volya”), led by the shady Varna busi ..
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I will be voting Labour in the morning. But the chances of a Corbyn government are slim to non-existent, because: 1. In recent history Labour have always had 40-50 seats in Scotland. They will have 2-3 this time. That’s the effect of 30 years of neoliberalism and Blairism, and the Scottish population responding by e ..