The achilles heel of Bulgaria’s far right: the linkage between the extreme right and the Patriotic Front

  • This is the 14. article in our series Trouble on the­ Far-Right. country’s domestically weak far right has managed to send its representatives to the European Parliament (EP). Prior to 2014, these MEPs remained largely isolated, retaining a non-affiliated status. Initially, Volen Siderov’s far right party Attack, the first of its kind in post-communist Bulgaria, won three seats in the legislative body in 2007. Formed in 2005, Attack quickly gained electoral support, conveying a strong xenophobic and anti-minority rhetoric combined with emphasis on Orthodox Christian values and opposition to globalization. No other Bulgarian party has previously sought to attract voters using such a strategy. Attack participated in the short-lived Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty group in the EP. Further efforts for constructing a lasting political grouping on the far right with the participation of Bulgarian parties remained futile, making their influence on debate-shaping and decision-making hardly possible. Winning a seat less in 2009, Attack remained outside of any recognized EP political group...

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Author:Yordan Kutiyski
Parent Title (German)
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Report
Date of Publication (online):2016/04/18
Date of first Publication:2016/04/18
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/04/26
Tag:Angel Dzhambazki; Bulgaria; Dimiter Lazarov; IMRO; IMRO-BNM; Nikolai Yovev; Patriotic Front; attack
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Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Exzellenzcluster / Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
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