Digital Desk, Sofia. The people of Bulgaria on Sunday voted to elect the President and the National Assembly. 23 candidates, including current President Rumen Radev, are running for the presidency, while 20 parties and seven coalitions are taking part, Xinhua news agency reported. The official results of the presidential election will be released after Tuesday evening. The President is directly elected by the people for a five-year term.
A candidate needs to have more than half of the valid ballots to be elected, provided that more than half of all eligible voters have cast their vote at the election. Radev’s term ends at the end of January 2022. The National Assembly is the legislative body of Bulgaria. It has a four-year term and requires parties and coalitions to secure at least 4 percent of the vote to enter parliament. This will be the third parliamentary election this year.