Bulgaria Imposes Compulsory Voting to Increase Turnout

  • Lawmakers vote 109 to 74 to back amendment to Election Code
  • Opposition says ruling is 'inadmissable, unconstitutional'

About 40 percent of Bulgarians said they won’t vote in a general election, according to an opinion poll conducted by the Alpha Research polling agency in Sofia.

Photographer: Nikolay Doychinov/AFP via Getty Images

Bulgaria imposed compulsory voting in an effort to boost turnout as public trust in politicians declines amid widespread allegations of graft.

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