Bulgaria: Vote for stability, rejection of far right

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October 24, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in PND News

"Bulgaria's presidential and municipal elections Sunday were a vote in favor of the status quo and against the far right, despite concerns that recent racially motivated protests and cynicism about the standard parties could boost the political fringe. The ruling party, GERB, claimed a 40 percent plurality in the presidential election with candidate Rosen Plevneliev, a former minister of regional development. The mainstream opposition candidate picked up 30 percent of the vote, while the fractured far right performed poorly. ... The race goes to a runoff on Sunday." (10/24/11)

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