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The Vote of the Young People. Political Choice of the Young Bulgarians (2009 – 2021)


  • Kaloian Iankov

    (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)


The article presents a research on the trends in the political choice of young Bulgarians aged 18-30. The research method is secondary analysis of data from electoral surveys – exit polls and official results of the parliamentary elections in 2009-2021 according to data from the Central Election Commission (CEC). At the first level, the results show who young people are voting for and whether their political choices shift in 2009-2021. At the second level – what is the share of young people among voters’ turnout and among party electoral groups. At the third level, it is possible to see the extent to which the young voter is represented in parliament in the Bulgarian National Assembly.

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  • Kaloian Iankov, 2022. "The Vote of the Young People. Political Choice of the Young Bulgarians (2009 – 2021)," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 2, pages 79-109, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2022:i:2:p:79-109

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    parliamentary elections; young people; political elections; exit polls;
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    JEL classification:

    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty


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