Bulgaria

PM Borisov resigns as opposition backed candidate wins Presidential election


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Prime Minister Boris Borisov of the centre-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) has announced that he and his government will resign on the first working day of parliament. The move comes after an Independent candidate backed by the main opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), Rumen Radev, won yesterday’s second round runoff in the presidential election.

Borisov said that the result of the presidential election showed that the government no longer had a majority and struggle to get the majority needed to pass the budget.

Rumen Radev who was backed by the BSP won 59.35% of the vote compared with Tsetska Tsacheva of GERB who took 36.17% in the second round runoff. Turnout was 57.47%.

The Socialists leader, Kornelia Ninova, announced on Sunday evening that they will refuse to form a government under the present parliament and will seek an early general election.

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