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(DF) GERB-UDF Remains in Lead with 24.1% of Voters, Continue the Change, BSP Compete for Second Place, Alpha Research Says

November 11 (BTA) – GERB-UDF retains its leadership position with the support of 24.1 per cent of those who are determined to vote, thus increasing their lead on their direct opponents, according to a study by Alpha Research released on Thursday. Continue the Change with 16.5 and BSP with 16 per cent are competing for the second place. Democratic Bulgaria with 10.2 per cent, There Is Such a People with 9.9 per cent and MRF with 9.8 per cent are the other three parties that will certainly make it into the next National Assembly. Two other formations are close to crossing the four per cent threshold and retain a chance to be in Parliament: Revival with 3.8 per cent and Rise Up BG! Here We Come! by 3.6 per cent. In the presidential race, Rumen Radev, who is running for a second term, leads with 46.4 per cent. In the second round, the runoff will be between Rumen Radev and Anastas Gerdjikov, who entered the last week of the campaign supported by 28.3 per cent. Mustafa Karadayi (8.8 per cent) and Lozan Panov (6.9 per cent) are the other two candidates with a more significant share of supporters. Five days before Election Day, some 48 per cent of eligible voters say they are ready to vote, while others, about a quarter, are hesitant. ——————————————————– The current study was conducted in the period 7-9 November 2021 by Alpha Research; it is published on the website of the agency and is realized with own funds. The survey was conducted among 1,017 adult citizens across the country. A stratified two-stage sample with a quota on the main socio-demographic characteristics was used. The information was collected through a direct standardized interview with tablets in the homes of the respondents. Alpha Research is responsible for the data and interpretation published on its website, but not for the selective or manipulative use of such data. According to Art. 205 (para. 1 – 4) of the Election Code, any media outlet that uses data from the present survey is obliged to report the information in this box. RY/MT