“Experience shows that half of the people who do not have a representative go to the runoff, the others do not go to vote,” said Andrey Raichev from the Gallup agency, commenting that he was not surprised by the low voter turnout.
“In the second round, the turnout is always lower, it’s the same in the election of the president,” he pointed out on the air of NOVA.
The drop of 10% is normal, according to Raichev.
700-750 votes determine the difference of 1% in Varna, pointed out Dimitar Ganev.
The activity in local elections in the second round is now even lower than in the second round in 2019, he noted.
However, Ganev stressed that in Bulgaria the elections are consecutive, which brings fatigue to the voters.
“There is no growth in the alternative of the assembly – neither in “Vazrazhdane”, nor in BSP, nor in “There is such a people”, commented Ganev and explained:
“The big loser in these elections turned out to be “Vazrazhdane”, which is second according to data from sociological surveys in recent months at the national level. In local elections, you cannot speak anti-systemic, because that is systemicity itself. In local elections, their rhetoric fails”.