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The leader of the Bulgarian socialist party (BSP) Korneliya Ninova, declared victory in the parliamentary elections of the party “Citizens for European development of Bulgaria” (coat of ARMS). However, she said about the impossibility of a coalition with the winners
Bulgarian socialists conceded defeat in the parliamentary elections. As reported by the TV station Nova TV, said leader of the Bulgarian socialist party (BSP) Cornelia Ninova. She congratulated with the victory of his main rivals of the party “Citizens for European development of Bulgaria” (coat of ARMS).
While Ninova, stated that the formation of a coalition with the winners impossible.
“I want to congratulate the EMBLEM of victory. If they will invite us for talks on forming a coalition, we will not participate in them” — she said at a press conference on the election results.
According to exit polls, GERB voted 32.8 per cent, the socialists received 28.4% of the vote. The announcement of the official election results are expected on Tuesday, March 28.
Voting at the early elections of deputies of the 44-th National Assembly ended on Sunday, March 26, at 20:00 local time. The election was contested by 11 parties and nine coalitions.
Presidential elections were held in Bulgaria in 2016, they defeated the nominee of the socialist party, rumen Radev.
A few days before the vote in the parliamentary elections, the newspaper the Wall Street Journal, citing five current and former Bulgarian officials wrote that during the presidential campaign, Russia were sent to the Bulgarian socialist party’s 30-page “secret strategic document” with recommendations that could help Radio to win the election.
The publication notes that the security service of Bulgaria intercepted a 30-page dossier, which, in particular, politicians are advised to use false facts in the news, and spread an inflated opinion polls. The document, according to the interviewees, is related to the Kremlin and was delivered the socialist party of the Republic which is under sanctions of the USA the former Russian spy.
During the electoral campaign of the main competitor Radeva candidate from the center-right party Tsetska Tsacheva accused him of ties with Russia. He Radev rejected as the intention to change the country’s foreign policy and accusations of ties with Moscow.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on then the statements about “Pro-Russian” candidates. “Of course, we want to mention some of the statements that indicate a willingness to work towards the normalization of relations with other countries, including ours,” he said. However, he said that Russia respects the choice of the Bulgarian people.