Bulgarian President Rumen Radev wins second term with landslide victory

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev won a second term in office by a wide margin on Sunday as voters in the European Union’s poorest country backed his strong anti-corruption message, exit polls showed. Radev, 58, defeated his challenger Anastas Gerdzhikov, also 58, winning 66% to 32% in the presidential run-off after nearly winning outright in the… Read More Bulgarian President Rumen Radev wins second term with landslide victory

Bulgarian presidential candidate Boyan Rasate detained and charged for attack on LGBT event

A far-right nationalist candidate in Bulgaria’s November 14 presidential election was detained and charged with hooliganism and infliction of an injury over a weekend attack on an LGBT community centre in Sofia, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Boyan Rasate, a politician known for his strong anti-LGBT positions, has been detained for 72 hours, after his legal… Read More Bulgarian presidential candidate Boyan Rasate detained and charged for attack on LGBT event

Bulgaria to hold parliamentary election on November 14

President Rumen Radev has called Bulgaria’s third parliamentary election this year for November 14 after inconclusive polls in April and July failed to produce a government, the president’s media office said on Wednesday. Radev, who is running for re-election in a presidential vote which will be held on the same date, will dissolve parliament and… Read More Bulgaria to hold parliamentary election on November 14