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

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

Bulgaria to hold snap parliamentary election on July 11

Bulgaria will hold a snap parliamentary election on July 11, after a third and final attempt to form a government following April 4 polls that led to a fragmented parliament failed, President Rumen Radev said on Wednesday. Long-serving Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s centre-right GERB again emerged as the largest party after last month’s election but… Read More Bulgaria to hold snap parliamentary election on July 11

Bulgaria to hold national election on April 4

Bulgaria will hold a national election on April 4, the president said on Thursday, completing the full four-year term of the centre-right coalition government after it survived major anti-corruption protests last summer. President Rumen Radev, who supported the anti-government protests, called the election a week later than the earliest possible date, citing the need for… Read More Bulgaria to hold national election on April 4