Bulgaria held its fourth election in 18 months on 2 October. Former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s centre-right party, Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), won the majority of votes, while the centrist anti-corruption We Continue the Change (PP) came second. Other parties, such as the pro-Russian Revival party, won sizeable chunks of votes as well, which means that any new government might involve several coalition members and rely on deals that could lead to further political crises. Political gridlock is likely to continue as GERB goes through difficulties to form a coalition. The low voter turnout (39.4 per cent) continued the trend of increased voter apathy. This is the lowest voter turnout in the four elections held in just two years.