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Bulgarian President Radev elected for second term

Source : 112 Ukraine

In addition, it is noted that Rumen Radev is considered one of the European leaders close to the Kremlin.
21:35, 22 November 2021

Rumen Radev, President of Bulgaria
EPA

Rumen Radev won the runoff presidential election and will continue as President of Bulgaria during the next 5 years. It is reported by DW.

The Socialist-aligned Radev, who has campaigned on an anti-corruption message, won about 66.7 percent support, trailed by Anastas Gerdzhikov backed by former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s GERB party, at 31.9 percent, according to official figures with 99.8 percent of ballots counted.

Radev was a major supporter of anti-corruption protests launched last year against Borissov, who was ultimately forced out of power this past spring amid a rule-of-law crisis after dominating the country’s politics for more than a decade.

Related: Gazprom increases gas supplies to Bulgaria at reduced prices

Two of the interim ministers Radev had appointed in a caretaker government — entrepreneur and political newcomer Kiril Petkov and economist Assen Vassilev — formed a new anti-graft party called Continuing the Change, which won last week’s parliamentary election, beating Borissov’s GERB. Continuing the Change hopes to form the next government.

In addition, it is noted that Rumen Radev is considered one of the European leaders close to the Kremlin.

As we reported, during a debate with his main opponent in the presidential election, Anastas Gerdzhikov, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said he considered annexed Crimea to be Russian territory and that sanctions against Russia were ineffective.

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