Bulgaria in political crisis after Socialist candidate wins presidential election

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Series Details 14.11.16
Publication Date 14/11/2016
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Results and analysis of the Presidential Election held in Bulgaria on the 6 and 13 November 2016.

Socialist candidate Rumen Radev won the election with 59.4% of the vote. He was seen as friendly to Russia. Tsetska Tsacheva, the candidate of the ruling centre-right GERB party and choice of Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, received 36.2% of the vote.

As a result Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said he would resign.

Source Link https://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/bulgaria-in-political-crisis-after-socialist-candidate-wins-presidential-election/
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ESO: Background information: Bulgarian presidential election, 6 / 13 November 2016 http://www.europeansources.info/record/bulgarian-presidential-election-6-november-2016/
Politico, 14.11.16: Bulgaria in political crisis after Socialist candidate wins presidential election http://www.politico.eu/article/bulgarias-pm-quits-after-pro-russian-candidate-wins-presidency/
BBC News, 13.11.16: Bulgaria PM to quit after setback in presidential poll http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37969756
Deutsche Welle, 13.11.16: Bulgarian PM resigns after presidential candidate's defeat to Rumen Radev http://dw.com/p/2SdpW
Blog: LSE EuroppBlog, 14.11.16: A very Bulgarian drama: What Rumen Radev’s presidential election victory means for Bulgarian politics http://bit.ly/2fpuOcL
EUObserver, 14.11.16: Pro-Russian candidates win in Bulgaria and Moldova https://euobserver.com/political/135885
European Council: Statement, 14.11.16: Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to Rumen Radev on his election as President of Bulgaria http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2016/11/14-tusk-congratulations-president-bulgaria-radev/
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