Rumen Radev

Russian Paper: Bulgaria 'Was Docile NATO, EU Member' Under Last Socialist President

It is worth remembering that "socialists were already Presidents of Bulgaria" but it remained a "docile" NATO member and implemented EU directives unperturbed, a Russian daily says.

The opinion piece is a comment on the win of socialist-backed candidate Rumen Radev in the first round of Bulgaria's presidential election and the prospect of him winning the runoff vote.

Bulgarians Rejected Apathy, Socialist-Backed Candidate Says after Presidential Election

Bulgarians said no to apathy and voted for change, Rumen Radev, the main opposition party's presidential candidate has said.

Radev has earned the best result in the vote held on Sunday, with the ruling GERB party's candidate Tsetska Tsacheva lagging behind.

Bulgaria Heads for Knife-Edge Presidential Race

With less than a week to go before the presidential elections in Bulgaria on November 6, the likely winner is proving difficult to predict.

Latest polls have shown that the successor to President Rossen Plevneliev, backed in 2011 by Bulgaria's governing centre-right GERB party, will not be elected in the first round on Sunday.