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4 Bulgarian parties agree to form centrist-led government

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The leaders of four Bulgarian parties on Friday said they've agreed to form a centrist-led coalition that would end a months-long political crisis, giving a country beset by eco...

Balkan neighbors mourn victims of bus fire in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria and North Macedonia began periods of national mourning on Wednesday, a day after a bus traveling through Bulgaria carrying tourists to neighboring North Macedonia crash...

Exit polls: Bulgarian president wins apparent reelection

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Exit polls in Bulgaria suggest that incumbent Rumen Radev is the apparent winner in the country’s presidential runoff. Partial official results are expected later Sunday. ...

Anti-corruption party wins Bulgarian election, seeks reforms

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A new centrist anti-corruption party appears to be the winner of Bulgaria’s parliamentary election, the country’s central electoral commission said Monday. Wi...

Exit poll: Anti-corruption party leads in Bulgarian election

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A newly founded anti-corruption party appears to be leading in Bulgaria’s parliamentary election Sunday, initial exit poll data suggests. The exit poll conduc...

Bulgarians to vote in 3rd parliamentary election of the year

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Voters in Bulgaria go to the polls on Sunday for the third time in seven months amid a virus surge, after no party secured enough support in the previous two elections in April ...

Bulgaria's hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 infection surge

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Medical workers at Bulgaria’s main emergency hospital are waging an uphill battle as a surge in coronavirus cases has overwhelmed the country's ailing health care system. ...

Bulgarian restaurant workers protest new COVID-19 pass rule

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Thousands of restaurant owners, chefs, waiters and bartenders took to the streets Thursday in cities across Bulgaria to protest the government’s decision to impose a mandatory C...

Anti-elite party earns tight win in Bulgarian elections

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — An anti-elite party appeared to be the winner of Bulgaria's parliamentary election, the country's central electoral commission said on Monday, with nearly 99 % of the ballots co...

Voters apathetic in Bulgaria's early parliamentary election

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Voter apathy dominated Bulgaria's early election on Sunday, raising the prospect of yet another fractured parliament that will struggle to form a viable governing coalition. ...

Corruption anger may yield new leadership as Bulgaria votes

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Voters will go to the polls in Bulgaria for the second time in three months this weekend after no party secured enough support in an April parliamentary election to form a gover...

Bulgaria, North Macedonia seek ways to iron out EU dispute

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Days before a European Union summit that could clear the way for his country to start accession talks with the bloc, North Macedonia's prime minister, Zoran Zaev, is visiting ne...

New interim govt in Bulgaria led by retired general sworn in

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s president on Wednesday appointed a retired general as interim prime minister in hopes of ensuring stability in the country until an election is held in July. ...

Splintered election poses challenge to Bulgaria's leader

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The center-right party of Bulgaria’s longtime prime minister led the results from the country's parliamentary election, the central electoral commission said Monday, and a new a...

Virus pandemic overshadows Bulgarian parliamentary election

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — After months of nationwide anti-government protests over corruption, stalled reforms and a stagnating economy in the European Union’s poorest member state, Bulgarians are gearin...