Bulgarian presidential election, 2011

Nearly 40 percent of the votes Sunday were cast for ruling center-right presidential candidate Rosen Plevneliev against about 30 percent for socialist contender Ivailo Kalfin, according to results from an exit poll conducted by the Alpha Research agency. [WashPost]

There will be a runoff on 30 October.

Bulgaria has a premier-presidential system, with a fairly weak presidency.

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