Exit polls suggest tight race in Bulgaria parliamentary election

Exit polls suggest tight race in Bulgaria parliamentary election

Centre-right GERB party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov ahead in three surveys, while new centrist group leads in another.

Exit polls in Bulgaria’s parliamentary election indicate a tight race between the centre-right GERB party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and a new centrist, anti-corruption group.

Alpha Research’s exit poll showed GERB’s narrowly leading Sunday’s election with 24.8 percent, while Gallup International saw the new faction, We Continue The Change, coming first with 25.7 percent.

Two other exit polls showed GERB leading with about 23.5-24.7 percent of the vote, the third held this year.

In the presidential vote also held on Sunday, incumbent Rumen Radev, a harsh critic of Borissov, was seen winning about 49 percent support in the first-round vote, two exit polls showed.

More to follow.

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