Bulgaria: «friends of Kremlin» fight for president's office

Sunday, 6 November, 2016 - 19:45

Election districts have almost completed their work in Bulgaria. Today's elections have been the first direct elections in Bulgaria; moreover, the attendance compulsory was for citizens.

21 candidates are going to participate in these elections. A main race is expected between the two frontrunners, Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva and former Air Force Commander Maj Gen Rumen Radev, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP). Tsetska Tsacheva is outstripping a little bit Rumen Radev. But it is very difficult to make any suggestions, because of absolutely different data during the whole day.

However, there is a possibility of a second tour.

More than that, both these candidates are against the extension of the anti-Russian sanctions. Maj Gen Rumen Radev, nominated by the Bulgarian Socialist Party, is trying to balance between all present groups in the Bulgarian policy, known as a pro-Russian candidate. Tsetska Tsacheva is the center-right GERB ruling party candidate.