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Bulgaria’s PM announced government resignation

November 13, 2016, 23:49 UTC+3

"A new political situation has formed in Bulgaria, the ruling coalition no longer has the majority. On the first working day of the parliament I will tender the government’s resignation," he said

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SOFIA, November 13. /TASS/. Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boiko Borisov has announced his government resignation following the defeat of the ruling party’s candidate Tsetska Tsacheva in the runoff presidential elections on Sunday.

"I congratulate today’s winner Rumen Radev and Iliana Iotova [elected vice president]. A new political situation has formed in Bulgaria, the ruling coalition no longer has the majority. On the first working day of the parliament I will tender the government’s resignation," he said.

According to exit poll results, Rumen Radev of the Bulgarian Socialist Party is winning 58% of the vote, whereas his rival, Tsetska Tsacheva of the ruling Bulgarian Citizend for European Development party is scoring 36%

The voter turnout at the runoff presidential elections on Sunday was 48%

The second round of presidential election was held in Bulgaria on Sunday. More than 12,000 polling stations were organized in the country, where about 6.8 million people are eligible to take part in the presidential elections. Additional 325 polling stations were opened for Bulgarian citizens in 71 countries.

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