Presidential election to go to second round runoff on 13th November
With just over 95% of the votes counted it is clear that the presidential election in Bulgaria will go to a second round on 13th November.
Partial results show the independent candidate backed by the main opposition centre-left Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), Rumen Radev, with 25.7% of the vote. He will face the candidate of the ruling centre-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), Tsetska Tsacheva, who took 22% of the vote.
In third place with 15.04% is Krasimir Karakachanov of the far-right United Patriots and behind him is the Independent Veselin Mareshki on 10.87%. No other candidate received more than seven percent of the vote whilst ‘None of the Above’ took 5.56% of the vote. Turnout was around 54%.