Bulgaria holds second round of presidential election

Oct. 30, 2011, midnight

Rosen PLEVNELIEV, the candidate of the governing GERB party, won the second round of Bulgaria's presidential elections on Sunday. PLEVNELIEV, a former Minister of Regional Development, defeated Ivailo KALFIN, by a margin of 53% to 47%. Bulgaria also held run-off elections for local municipalities. Monitors from the OSCE, as well as Transparency International, reported allegations of vote-buying.

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