According to the unofficial results at the closing of polls in Bulgaria, presidential electionparticipation at 33% and Since the candidates could not reach 50+1 percent of the votes, the president of the country will be determined in the second round.
Current President Rumen Radev, who was nominated with the support of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) in the presidential election, won 49.1 percent of the votes and advanced to the second round of the election, which will be held on November 21, according to the Alpha Research company’s exit poll.
Supported by former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s party “Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria” (GERB), Sofia University Rector Prof. Dr. Anastas Gercikov won 26.5 percent of the vote and became Radev’s opponent in the second round.
Mustafa Karadayı, Chairman of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms Party, the only candidate of Turks and Muslims in the election, took the 3rd place with 9.8 percent of the votes.
Judge Lozan Panov, nominated by the urbanist right-wing forces in the election, remained at 5.06 percent.
Again, according to the preliminary results of the Alpha Research company’s parallel vote count, in the early general elections held for the country’s 47th Term Parliament, 6 political parties were able to pass the 4 percent threshold required for entry to the parliament.
According to the first unofficial estimates, turnout in the Parliamentary election was 38.9 percent.
Former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s GERB party will have the largest group in parliament, with 24.8 percent of the vote.
At the end of September, the Continue to Change (PP) party, founded by Economy Minister Kiril Petkov and Finance Minister Asen Vasilev, who left the temporary technocrats government of President Rumen Radev, received strong support in the election and became the second largest party in the parliament with 24.1 percent of the votes.
The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), a pro-Russian successor to the former Communist Party, received 13.7 percent of the vote.
The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (HÖH), the majority of whose members are Turkish, maintained its stable support in this election as well, becoming the 4th largest party represented in the parliament with 10.7 percent of the votes.
Populist showman Slavi Trifonov’s There Is Such a People (ITN) party, which was the first largest party in the country’s previous early general elections held on July 11, did not find enough support and received only 9.9 percent of the votes in this election.
Democratic Bulgaria (DB), representing the right-wing urban gentry politics, ranked 6th with 7.8 percent of the vote.
Racist and ultra-nationalist parties below the threshold will not find representation in the new parliament to be established.
The Central Election Commission is expected to announce the final results by November 17.
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