Bulgarian President's Approval Rating Lags Behind Successor's - Poll

Domestic | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 13:54|  views

Bulgaria's outgoing President Georgi Parvanov (L) and President-elect Rosen Plevneliev (R). Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's outgoing President Georgi Parvanov has an approval rating of 45% at the end of his second and last term in office, according to a poll conducted by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion (NZIOM).

Curiously, Parvanov's approval rating has virtually reached the same level as the one he had when he took over as President 10 years ago (45%), the pollsters have observed. He had a significantly higher rating at the end of his first term, when nearly 66% of poll respondents approved of him.

President-elect Rosen Plevneliev, the former Regional Development Minister in ruling centrist-right GERB's cabinet, enjoys an approval rating of 55% prior to assuming office, the same poll has shown.

Bulgaria's President-elect and Vice President-elect, Rosen Plevneliev and Margarita Popova, will take the oath of office before the National Assembly on Thursday.

The official ceremony for the inauguration of the new President of Bulgaria will be held on Sunday, January 22.

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Tags: Georgi Parvanov, Rosen Plevneliev, president, President-Elect, approval rating, poll


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