Bulgaria's New President Enjoys Slight Boost in Approval Rating

Domestic | February 14, 2012, Tuesday // 14:10|  views

Bulgaria's new President, Rosen Plevneliev. Photo by BGNES

Over 50% of all Bulgarians believe that the country's new President Rosen Plevneliev will be a "good President", according to a poll conducted by Gallup International.

A total of 53% of those surveyed have expressed their belief that Plevneliev will cope with his job, while 13% think the opposite and approximately one third cannot decide.

Plevneliev's approval rating has been growing recently and is already over 50%, which moves him closer to Bulgaria's most respected political figure according to most polls – the country's EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva.

Gallup International has reminded that the previous two Bulgarian Presidents – Petar Stoyanov (1997-2002) and Georgi Parvanov (2002 – 2012) also saw an increase in their approval ratings immediately after assuming office.

Stoyanov set an all-time record with an approval rating of 85% in the spring of 1997, while Parvanov's popularity grew over the years to reach 70% in 2005, after which it has been generally decreasing.

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