Bulgaria holds first round of presidential election

Oct. 23, 2011, midnight

Rosen PLEVNELIEV finished in first place on Sunday in the first round of Bulgaria’s presidential election. PLEVNELIEV, of the governing GERB party and will face Ivailo KALFIN, in the second round. PLEVNELIEV, a former construction minister, captured 40 percent of the vote, while KALFIN won 29 percent. The second round will be held on October 30.

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