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This article gives an overview of liberalism and radicalism in Bulgaria. It is limited to liberal and radical parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament. The sign ⇒ denotes another party in that scheme. For inclusion in this scheme it is not necessary that parties label themselves as a liberal party.


Liberalism was a dominant political force at the end of the nineteenth century. The current got strongly divided.


After the restoration of democracy in 1990, some parties got a liberal character. Liberalism is now represented by the mainly Turkish minority party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (Dviženie za prava i svobodi, observer LI, member ELDR), the National Movement for Simeon II (Nacionalno Dviženie Simeon Vtori, member LI, ELDR) and Democratic Bulgaria (Demokratichna Balgariya), both taking a more or less liberal position.

From Liberal Party to Democratic Party

Progressive Liberal Party

People's Liberal Party

Radoslavist Liberal Party / National Liberal Party

Tonchevist Young Liberal Party

Radical (Democratic) Party

Movement for Rights and Freedoms

National Movement for Simeon II

"Blue" Parties/Urban Right

We Continue the Change

Liberal leaders

See also


  1. ^ Crampton, R.J. Bulgaria. OUP Oxford, 2007. 450.
  2. ^ "Регистър на българските политически партии". Регистър на политическите партии. Retrieved 2024-02-20.