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Bulgarian presidential election, 2016

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6 November 2016 (first round) 13 November 2016 (second round)  2021 →
59.37%  36.16%
2,063,032  1,256,485
Bulgarian presidential election, 2016
Turnout  56.28% (first round) 50.44% (second round)

Presidential elections were held in Bulgaria on 6 November 2016, alongside a referendum on changes to the electoral system and political party funding. The second round was held held on 13 November 2016, resulting in the victory of Rumen Radev.

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Electoral system

The President of Bulgaria is elected using the two-round system. For the first time, voters will be allowed to vote for none of the above.

Candidates

The incumbent President, Rosen Plevneliev, announced in May 2016 that he would not be running for re-election.

Aftermath

Following the results of the second round, Prime Minister and GERB leader Boiko Borisov tendered his resignation. Two days later, on 16 November, the National Assembly voted 218–0 to accept it, resulting in early parliamentary elections.

References

Bulgarian presidential election, 2016 Wikipedia


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