Exit polls showed the victory of the Pro-Russian candidate in the elections in Bulgaria

Rumen Radev

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The data of exit polls showed that the victory in the presidential elections in Bulgaria were won by rumen Radev, who positioned himself as a supporter of improving relations with Russia

As reported by Reuters, a former officer of the Bulgarian air force Radev, according to exit polls from the polling stations, won 58% of votes in the second round of presidential elections. Its main opponent – the ally of the current Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, Tsetska Tsacheva – 35%.

Immediately after the announcement of exit polls Borisov announced the resignation of the government. Officially resignation of the current Cabinet will be announced on November 14 during the meeting of Parliament.

Radev during the election campaign enjoyed the support of the Socialist party of Bulgaria. Tsacheva and her supporters accused him that he is “Pro-Russian candidate”, as Radev announced plans to improve relations with Moscow and has advocated the removal of European Union sanctions imposed over the situation around Crimea and the Donbass.

He Radev said that is not going to change foreign policy, which allowed Bulgaria to join NATO and the European Union. A former air force officer called themselves “Bulgarian General who learned to fly a plane in the US drove the Soviet aircraft.” Radev is a College graduate military pilots in the United States.

The main topics of the election campaign Radeva was anti-corruption rhetoric and a promise to fight illegal migration.

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