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    Presidential candidate of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Rumen Radev arrives for a news conference with his wife Desislava in Sofia, Bulgaria, November 13, 2016.

    Radev Wins Bulgarian Presidential Election With 59.4% of Votes

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    Former Bulgarian Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Rumen Radev, presidential candidate of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, won the election with 59.4 percent of votes, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Last Sunday, the Bulgarians failed to elect their president from 21 different candidates in the first round, while Radev gathered over 25 percent of popular support and almost 22 percent of voters polled their votes for Tsetska Tsacheva from the country's ruling GERB party.

    According to the CEC, Tsacheva has received 36.2 percent of votes, with 99.3 percent of polling stations counted in the second round of voting.

    Radev will take office for a five-year term on January 22.

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