1st LD Writethru: GERB-UDF, Continue the Change neck-and-neck to win Bulgaria's parliamentary elections: exit polls

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SOFIA, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Bulgaria's GERB-UDF coalition and Continue the Change coalition are neck-and-neck to win Bulgaria's early parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to exit polls announced on the Bulgarian National TV.

According to exit poll of Alpha Research, one of the leading agencies for social and political research in Bulgaria, GERB-UDF is expected to have 24.8 percent of the votes, against 24.1 percent for Continue the Change.

The exit poll by Gallup International said that Continue the Change is leading the elections with 25.8 percent, while GERB-UDF takes 23.5 percent.

Alpha Research said the two formations would be followed by a coalition led by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) with 13.7 percent, Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) with 10.7 percent, There Is Such A People (ITN) party with 9.9 percent, and Democratic Bulgaria coalition with 7.8 percent.

According to Gallup International, BSP has got 14.4 percent of the votes, followed by MRF with 10.2 percent, ITN with 8.1 percent, Democratic Bulgaria with 7.0 percent, and another party which has managed to overcome the 4 percent threshold to enter the 240-seat parliament -- Revival party, with 4.3 percent.

The official results, including the distribution of seats, are expected to be released on Thursday.

The National Assembly is Bulgaria's legislative body. It also elects the government by a simple majority, and has a four-year term -- except in certain circumstances such as when it is unable to elect a government.

This is the third parliamentary elections this year. Bulgarians went to the polls for the first time on April 4, after a four-year rule by a coalition government dominated by the GERB party. However, the parties didn't elect a government, and early elections were held on July 11 -- but with the same outcome. Enditem

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