Socialist-Backed Candidate Wins First Round of Bulgaria's Presidential Election

Domestic | November 8, 2016, Tuesday // 19:51|  views


The candidate backed by Bulgaria's biggest opposition force is widening his lead on Tsetska Tsacheva, the contender of the main ruling party, the final count showed.

With 100% of ballot protocols processed, Rumen Radev's support is estimated at 25.45%, while Tsacheva has earned 21.97% of the vote, the Central Election Commission (CEC) says [BG].

The figure translates into 973 408 votes for Radev and 843 396 for Tsacheva.

The result also highlights a substantial "protest" vote of 5.52%, that surpasses the result of some candidates earlier thought as potential frontrunners.

The third-best result is for Krasimir Karakachanov, nominated by a nationalist alliance, who mustered 14.95% of the vote.

Veselin Mareshki, the businessman who scored as surprising success in the vote, earned 11.18%, according to the total count.

He is followed by the DPS-backed candidate, ex-PM Plamen Oresharski, whose result is 6.63%, and Traicho Traikov with 5.87%.

Ivaylo Kalfin, nominated by left-wing ABV party, got 3.38%, while Movement 21 leader Tatyana Doncheva garnered 1.82%.

George Ganchev got 0.74%.

Turnout was more than 54%. 


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