Opposition-Backed Candidate Wins Bulgaria's Presidential Election

Domestic | November 14, 2016, Monday // 07:03|  views

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Rumen Radev is nearly 23% ahead of Tsetska Tsacheva in the race to become Bulgaria's next President, partial official results confirm.

With more than 99.33% of the vote counted, the socialist-backed candidate gets 59.35% support. This largely confirms exit poll data which on Sunday evening pointed to Radev as Bulgaria's President-elect.

Tsacheva has mustered 36.17%, while the "I Do Not Support Anyone" option received 4.48% of the votes.

Support for the two candidates translates into 2.049 m and 1.249 m, respectively, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC).

Some 154 000 ticked the "protest vote" option. 

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Tags: Rumen Radev, Tsetska Tsacheva, Presidential elections


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