The Same Old Newness: the Elections in Bulgaria

Via Zoom
Thursday 18 November 2021 (13:00-15:00)

Chair and Convenor: Tim Haughton (POLSIS)

Bulgaria goes to the polls for the third time this year. Why has the country held so many elections? 

What explains the result this time round? Why is it so difficult to form a government? And why has Bulgaria seen the emergence and success of so many new parties? In this seminar experts on Bulgarian politics from Birmingham, Temple and Leiden Universities will explore these questions and place the experience of Bulgaria in a wider European context.

A Special POLSIS (University of Birmingham), Temple University, REPRESENT and Leiden University’s Central and East European Studies Centre Seminar.

All welcome. This seminar will be held over zoom, and a link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.


  • Maria Spirova (Leiden University)
  • Emilia Zankina (Temple University Rome)
  • Yuxiang Lin (University of Birmingham)