The United Democratic Forces (Bulgarian : Обединени Демократични Сили, ОДС/ODS) were a center-right electoral alliance in Bulgaria, led by the Union of Democratic Forces.
The politics of Bulgaria take place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime minister is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the National Assembly. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.
The Bulgarian Socialist Party, also known as the Centenarian, is a social-democratic political party in Bulgaria and the successor to the Bulgarian Communist Party. It is a member of the Party of European Socialists with a pro-EU stance, although it has taken some Eurosceptic positions and called for an end to EU sanctions against Russia. BSP is also a member of the Socialist International.
The Union of Free Democrats is a conservative political party in Bulgaria, led by Stefan Sofiyanski. It contested the 2001 elections as part of the United Democratic Forces electoral alliance, which picked up 51 of 240 seats. It is nowadays part of the Bulgarian People's Union, that at the 2005 Bulgarian parliamentary election won 5.7% of the popular vote and 13 out of 240 seats.
The Liberal Party of Macedonia is a conservative-liberal political party in North Macedonia. The party was a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party but is no longer a member. It is currently led by Ivon Velickovski.
The Union of Democratic Forces is a political party in Bulgaria, founded in 1989 as a union of several political organizations in opposition to the communist government. The Union was transformed into a single unified party with the same name. The SDS is a member of the European People's Party (EPP). In the 1990s the party had the largest membership in the country, with one million members, but has since splintered into a number of small parties totaling no more than 40,000 members. The SDS proper had 12,000 members in 2016.
The Communist Party of Bulgaria is a communist party in Bulgaria, currently led by Aleksandar Paunov.
Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria is a political party in Bulgaria established by former Bulgarian Prime Minister Ivan Kostov (1997–2001). The motto of the party is "For a Strong Bulgaria in Unified Europe".
The Party of Bulgarian Social Democrats is a social-democratic political party in Bulgaria. It is a member of the Socialist International and the Party of European Socialists.
The Agrarian Union "Aleksandar Stamboliyski", is a progressive agrarian political party in Bulgaria.
The Movement for Social Humanism is a progressive political party in Bulgaria formed in 2003. It is part of the Coalition for Bulgaria, an alliance led by the Bulgarian Socialist Party. The coalition won in the 2001 elections 17.1% of the popular vote and 48 out of 240 seats. At the last legislative elections, 25 June 2005, the Coalition won 34.2% of the popular vote and 82 out of 240 seats. The party has only 1 seat.
The Bulgarian People's Union was a centre-right electoral alliance in Bulgaria. It contested only one legislative election: that on 25 June 2005. It won 5.7% of the popular vote and 13 out of 240 seats. The Union was composed by the Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union-People's Union, the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization - Bulgarian National Movement and the Union of Free Democrats.
The Agrarian People's Union, until 2006 known as the Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union – People's Union, is a conservative agrarian party in Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian Democratic Party for European and World States is a political party in Bulgaria, led by Ivan Shabanov. The party was founded in 1990. In the 2001 Bulgarian parliamentary election the party got 4,804 votes (0.11%).
Parliamentary elections were held in Bulgaria on 19 April 1997. The result was a victory for the United Democratic Forces, which won 137 of the 240 seats. Voter turnout was 62.9%. Following the election, SDS leader Ivan Kostov became Prime Minister.
The Blue Coalition was a centre-right electoral alliance in Bulgaria, whose members were the Union of Democratic Forces (SDS), Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria (DSB) and three smaller parties. The members of the European Parliament elected on the coalition's list sat with the group of the European People's Party.
The Bulgarian Social Democratic Party is a social democratic political party in Bulgaria.
The National Liberal Party was a political party in Bulgaria.
The Party of the Bulgarian Communists is a communist party in Bulgaria, registered in 2006.
For the party that ruled Bulgaria from 1946 to 1989, see Bulgarian Communist Party