The election comes amid widespread disagreement against high-level corruption that ended former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s ten-year rule in April.
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev is back in a comfortable election, according to polls in the second round of the country’s presidential election on Sunday.
Radev, 58, defeated his challenger Anastas Gerdzhikov, 58, 64 to 66 percent in the presidential race after nearly winning the first round on Nov. 14, according to Alpha Research and Gallup International’s exit polls among a low voter. take part.
The election remains widespread grief In April, Boyko Borissov ended the decade-long rule of former prime minister and led a new anti-corruption party to victory over high-level corruption.
The presidency is largely ceremonial, but it provides a powerful platform for influencing public opinion.
The President takes the lead in times of political crisis, when the head of state can appoint interim cabinets.
Radev gained fame for his support of mass protests against the graft against Borissov in 2020 and the recent public procurement of Borissov’s last center-right cabinet surfaced due to the appointment of an interim government.
Borisov has denied any wrongdoing.
Gerdzhikov, the rector of Sofia University, backed by Borissov’s GERB party, accused Bulgarian Radev of opposing each other. He pledged to unite the nation as some of the worst coronary mortality rates and energy costs in the European Union have risen.
Radev, a two Harvard-educated activists, has formed the We Continue The Change (PP) party since he was appointed interim minister in May, and won his third Bulgarian national election this year on 14 November, pledging “zero corruption”.
Radev, a former NATO fighter pilot who studied at Air War College in Alabama for a time, has pledged to keep Bulgaria’s place in the Western alliance if re-elected.
But he also stressed his pragmatic relations with Russia and said sanctions against Moscow should be lifted.