Bulgaria's ruling party backs parliament speaker for presidential bid



Bulgaria's ruling GERB party nominated on Sunday parliament speaker Tsetska Tsacheva to run for president as the Balkan country steers deals with a migrant crisis and growing tensions between Russia and the West.
The vote on Nov. 6 for the largely ceremonial post will also indicate the level of support for the centre-right government ahead of general elections in 2018.
Tsacheva, 58, the first female speaker and a former legal adviser and lawyer, is seen as a front-runner for post but is also set to face stiff competition and a run-off is likely, analysts say.
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Source: Reuters
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