Bulgaria PM Borisov quits after presidential election blow

Bulgaria PM Borisov quits after presidential election blow
 

Bulgaria's centre-right Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has tendered his resignation, after a pro-Moscow Socialist candidate defeated his nominee in the presidential election.
Former air force commander Rumen Radev, a political novice, won Sunday's election with about 59% of the vote.
He wants the EU to drop its sanctions on Russia and seeks closer ties with Moscow to help Bulgaria's struggling economy. It is the EU's poorest state.
Bulgaria used to be in the Soviet bloc.
Mr Borisov had backed the centre-right speaker of parliament, Tsetska Tsacheva, who won just over 35% of the vote.
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14 November 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: BBC
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