Bulgarian vote could also indicate the outcome of the future parliamentary elections in the country
The election campaign for the European election held on May 26 has started.
Bulgaria elects 17 MEPs to the 751-seat European Parliament.
The CEC let 13 parties, 8 coalitions and 6 initiative committees into the race.
A total of 318 candidates will contest the election to the European Parliament, including one national of the Netherlands and one of Hungary. The barrier is 5.8%. The term for MEPs is 5 years.
For the first time Bulgarians will be given the opportunity to vote with machines in 3,000 polling stations across the country.
The elections to the European Parliament will be held between May 23 and 26. All adult EU citizens can vote. The results from all 28 states will be announced on the evening of May 26.