Close race in Bulgaria’s fifth election in 2 years
04 April 2023 | 7:30 am
Preliminary results indicated a narrow race between Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's GERB party and ex-Prime Minister Kiril Petkov's PP. Inflation has remained the top concern this election.
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