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    Former Bulgarian Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Rumen Radev, nominated by an initiative committee of the Bulgarian Socialist Party is leading in the second round of presidential election 58.65 percent, 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.

    "Rumen Radev gains 58.65 percent of votes, Tsetska Tsacheva — 36.64 percent of votes," the CEC said.

    According to the CEC, 22.91 percent of votes have been counted. It is reported that 4.71 percent voted against all candidates.

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