Final: 9 Cities Elected its Mayors, There Will Be Second-Round Elections in 18
The CEC published the results of the first-round local elections in the country with 100% tally sheets processed.
There are still protocols in Sofia and Shumen:
For Sofia, with 97.68% processed protocols, Fandakova won the first round with 36.42%, She had 157 909 votes. Maya Manolova is second with 27.73%, she has 120 233 votes. The two ladies will go on a run-off on November 3. The third place is occupied by Borislav Ignatov from Democratic Bulgaria with 12.21%, or 52 925 votes. The fourth is the independent candidate Boris Bonev with 10.76%, or 46 650 votes.
Lyubomir Hristov from GERB and Ventsislav Venkov from BSP will compete for the mayoral chair in Shumen in the second round. They received 32.35% and 22.02% of the votes respectively with 99.28% processed protocols.
9 cities - Vratsa, Montana, Stara Zagora, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Kardzhali, Gabrovo, Kyustendil and Haskovo saw first-round victory of mayors in the local elections. 8 of them are GERB candidates, one is MRF candidate.
The candidates for mayors of Plovdiv, Varna, Ruse, Blagoevgrad, Pleven and Pernik are going to second-round elections on Sunday.
In Plovdiv, the run-off will be between Zdravko Dimitrov from GERB and Slavcho Atanasov of the local NFSB / VMRO coalition. The results are 36.14% for Dimitrov and 16.15% respectively for Atanasov. Dani Kanazireva of the Union for Plovdiv dropped out of the race with 11.35% of the votes in her favor.
The other twist is from Varna, where Ivan Portnih from GERB is short of a triumph from the first round. He goes on a run-off with Kostadin Kostadinov of the Vazrajdane Party. With 100% of protocols processed, the result is 49.29% for Portnih and 14.30% for Kostadinov, who displaces Anelia Klisarova from BSP for...