Bulgaria's Parliament on May 20 elected Diana Kovacheva as national ombudsman with 173 votes in favour, none against and three abstentions.
She was the only candidate for the post and has been in office since September, after former national ombudsperson Maya Manolova resigned in order to run in the local government elections.
NATO is the most successful political and military alliance in history, existing for over 70 years. It guarantees the security of its countries and people by constantly adapting to the new security challenges, Prime Minister and GERB Chair Boyko Borissov said in Munich at the Transatlantic Forum, organised by the Christian Social Union, the GERB's press office said.
The current mayor of Pleven, Georg Spartanski, won another term. Today, he collected 53.1% of the votes of his fellow citizens, according to the exit poll data of Alpha Research, reported by BNT. His rival and current Pleven district governor Miroslav Petrov of GERB received 43.8 percent of the votes.
GERB's candidate for mayor of Blagoevgrad and former mayor Atanas Kambitov lost the run-off. He gained 43% of the votes today, according to Gallup. The new mayor of the city is Rumen Tomov, who was an independent candidate and was elected by 52.1 percent of those who went to the polling stations today.