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Bulgaria

  • Ivanka Mavrodieva
Chapter
Part of the Political Campaigning and Communication book series (PCC)

Abstract

The chapter focuses on the development of political communication and campaigning in Bulgaria. It starts with a brief overview of the basic characteristics of the political and party system. Then, it introduces the main laws and rules the campaigners must comply with. After that, the author describes the evolution of communication tactics and techniques used by parties and candidates to persuade voters to vote for them over the last three decades. At the end of the chapter, the author discusses the most recent campaigning trends in Bulgaria and summarises the chapter.

Keywords

Election campaign Political communication Bulgaria Post-communist country 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivanka Mavrodieva
    • 1
  1. 1.Sofia UniversitySofiaBulgaria

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