Rumen Radev

Eccentric Bulgarian Presidential Candidate Admits to Being A 'Puppet'

Dimitar Marinov, the extravagant presidential hopeful known as Mityo Pishtova ("the Pistol"), has told a TV morning program he had realized his role as a "puppet" in the upcoming election.

Pishtova has told the anchor of bTV's breakfast show he has already asked election authorities whether he could pull out of the race.

Alpha Research Poll: Bulgaria's Presidential Runoff 'Too Close to Call'

A dramatic runoff is expected in the presidential elections of Bulgaria, pollster Alpha Research has said.

While the candidate of conservative GERB party, Tsetska Tsacheva, will have a 7.9% lead in the first round according to Alpha Research, the gap between her and socialist-backed opponent Rumen Radev will be around 1 percent, a recent poll, conducted October 08-13, indicates.

Bulgaria's Socialists Not Negotiating on Support in Presidential Elections

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) leader Korneliya Ninova has said she will not seek support from any other political organization for the upcoming presidential vote.

The BSP's candidate, Maj Gen Rumen Radev, is not supported by other left-wing parties, who pulled out of talks with socialists in the summer, nominating their own candidates.

Bulgaria, US Begin Preparations for Joint Air Training "Thracian Eagle 2016"

Eight F-15 C/D fighter jets from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard were relocated on Thursday to Bulgaria's Graf Ignatievo Air Base.

The jets were relocated for their participation in the joint Bulgarian-US air training "Thracian Eagle - 2016", the press service of the Bulgarian defence ministry informs.