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Bulgaria's IntMin: Govt Should Resign if Radev Wins Presidential Election

There will be no ground for the government to backtrack on plans to step down if Tsetska Tsacheva loses the election, Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.

Bachvarova has told NOVA TV that Tsacheva, backed by the main ruling GERB party and coalition partner Reformist Bloc, has a good chance to become the next President after the runoff vote.

'Mr Nobody' Gets Sixth-Best Result in Bulgaria's Presidential Election

A newly introduced "protest vote" option has fared better than some of the candidates in the presidential election in Bulgaria, official figures show.

With nearly half of the vote counted, more than 5.80% have cast a ballot ticking "I Do Not Support Anyone", added after voting was made compulsory earlier this year.

Patriotic Front's Valeri Simeonov Elected Head of Belene Commission

Valeri Simeonov from the Patriotic Front has been elected chairman of the commission which will investigate the facts regarding the Belene nuclear power plant.

At an emergency meeting on Tuesday, deputies voted for the creation of a commission which must investigate the circumstances concerning the project in the period 2006 and the end of September 2016.

Bulgarian MPs Vote to Scrap VAT on Foods Donated Near Expiry Date

Bulgarian lawmakers have approved on a first reading legal changes that allow to boost donation of foods.

MPs have decided VAT will not be levied on food products donated 30 or less days before their expiry date.

The amendment, if approved further, will only be in force when the value of foods given out does not exceed 0.5% of the respective legal person's turnover.

Bulgaria's Ombudsman Meeting Expats, Parties over Election Rules

National Ombudsman Maya Manolova is brokering a new round of talks between political leaders and representatives of Bulgarians who live abroad on Monday morning, her press office has said.

At the meeting at 10:30 local time (EEST), Electoral Code amendments are being discussed that recently placed a cap on the number of polling stations abroad.

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