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Exit Polls: Plevneliev Wins Bulgarian Presidential Run Off

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls in Bulgaria say conservative ruling party candidate Rosen Plevneliev has won the country’s runoff presidential election. Surveys by several polling organizations give Plevneliev about 54 percent of the vote. Socialist candidate Ivaylo Kalfin has about 46 percent. Both candidates finished on top in last week’s first round, but without enough votes to avoid […]

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Bulgarian Presidential Run Off Election Sunday

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Bulgaria are choosing a new president Sunday in a runoff election. On the ballot are GERB candidate Rosen Plevneliev, who got 40 percent of the vote last Sunday, and Socialist Ivaylo Kalfin, who came in second with about 29 percent of the votes. Political analysts expect Kalfin, a European parliament member, will win […]

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Bulgarian Presidential Runoff Set for Next Week

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials results in Bulgaria show conservative ruling party candidate Rosen Plevneliev won Sunday’s presidential election, but without enough votes to avoid a runoff. With nearly all the ballots counted, Plevneliev has 40 percent of the vote. His closest challenger, Socialist Ivailo Kalfin, has 29 percent. The two will face off again Sunday in a second […]

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Bulgarian Presidential Runoff Set for Next Week

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Exit polls in Bulgaria show ruling party candidate Rosen Plevneliev the likely winner of Sunday’s presidential election, but without enough votes to avoid a runoff. The polls give Plevneliev about 40 percent of the vote, while his closest challenger, Socialist candidate Ivailo Kalfin, has about 30 percent. If officials uphold the results, the two will […]

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Bulgarian Exit Poll: Plevneliev Wins, Presidential Runoff Set for Next Week

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls in Bulgaria show ruling party candidate Rosen Plevneliev the likely winner of Sunday’s presidential election, but without enough votes to avoid a runoff. The polls give Plevneliev about 40 percent of the vote, while his closest challenger, Socialist candidate Ivailo Kalfin, has about 30 percent. If officials uphold the results, the two will […]

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Violent Anti-Roma Protests Hit Bulgaria

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Around 2,200 protesters have demonstrated in 14 Bulgarian cities this week after a dispute between a Roma leader and villagers led to an outbreak of violence. More than 160 people were arrested during the protests against Bulgaria’s Roma, or Gypsy, minority. The unrest broke out after the death of a 19-year-old man, which some have […]

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More than 120 Arrested in Ethnic Clashes in Bulgaria

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Bulgaria have arrested more than 120 people in a small southern village following several days of ethnic riots. The violence erupted Friday in Katunitsa, after a 19-year old teenager was struck and killed by a mini-bus driver linked to to a local Roma leader. More than 500 angry residents gathered in front of […]

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More than 200 Arrested in Ethnic Clashes in Bulgaria

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Bulgaria have arrested more than 120 people in a small southern village following several days of ethnic riots. The violence erupted Friday in Katunitsa, after a 19-year old teenager was struck and killed by a mini-bus driver linked to to a local Roma leader. More than 500 angry residents gathered in front of […]

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Bulgarian Court Upholds Murder Conviction

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Bulgaria’s highest court has upheld the 20-year prison sentence for Australian Paul “Jock” Palfreeman, who was convicted of fatally stabbing one man and wounding another in December, 2009. The Associated Press reported the 24-year-old Palfreeman appealed the Sofia City Court conviction, arguing that he had acted in self defense while intervening to prevent an attack […]

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Bulgaria’s Population Shrinks 7 Percent in Last Decade

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Bulgaria’s population has shrunk to 7.4 million people, a drop of seven percent in the last decade and the latest sign of declining population across the one-time communist countries of central and eastern Europe. The Bulgarian government said Thursday that a third of the country’s people live in its three biggest cities, the capital Sofia, […]

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