Presidential elections in Bulgaria: President Radev before his second term

Status: 21.11.2021 8:21 PM

According to forecasts, the current Radev was installed in his post in the presidential elections in Bulgaria. He received 65% of the vote in the run-off. According to initial polls, the voter turnout was less than 40 percent.

Bulgarian head of state Rumen Radio has convincingly won the presidential run-off, according to several predictions. He can count on up to 65 percent of the vote, while his rival Anastas Gerdschko managed to convince about 33 percent of voters on Sunday.

An opponent of the former prime minister

According to initial polls, voter turnout was less than 40 percent, thus lower than the first round of voting a week ago. However, this has no bearing on the validity of the run-off election. Radio was considered the front-runner after winning 49.5 percent of the vote in the first ballot and narrowly losing his victory.

The 58-year-old made fighting corruption the focus of his first term, thus shaped Bulgaria’s largely representative presidency in a special way. He is considered an outspoken critic of Borisov. Last year, he supported anti-corruption protests against the then prime minister. Two executive governments appointed by him have exposed several alleged corruption scandals in the industrial and banking sectors in Bulgaria.

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