Almost 12,000 polling stations in Bulgaria opened their doors Sunday at 7:00 am (4:00 GMT) for legislative elections to which 6.6 million citizens are summoned and will likely see a record abstention rate due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Until polls close at 8:00 pm (5:00 p.m. GMT), voters will be able to choose between some 30 parties and alliances to form the new 240-seat parliament. EFE-EPA