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Bulgaria PM quits after pro-Russia candidate wins presidential vote

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s centre-right Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stepped down Sunday (Monday in Manila) after his presidential nominee suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of a Moscow-friendly general backed by the Socialist opposition.
Observers say the surprise win could tilt ex-communist Bulgaria, which has long walked a tightrope between Moscow and Brussels, towards Russia’s orbit — a trend seen across eastern and central Europe amid rising euroscepticism.
Nearby Moldova also looked set to elect a pro-Russian president on Sunday.
“I will hand in my resignation tomorrow or the day after,” Borisov told reporters.
“The results clearly show that the ruling coalition no longer holds …read more

Source: The Manila Times

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