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Bulgaria's incumbent President Radev wins 49.4% of votes, goes to runoff

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Bulgaria's incumbent President Rumen Radev won 49.42% of the votes in Sunday's first round of the presidential elections and will face university professor Anastas Gerdzhikov in a runoff, final official results showed on Wednesday, according to a report by BNR.

Gerdzhikov came second with 22.83% of the votes, according to final data by the Central Electoral Commission (CEC).

Radev is supported by the Bulgarian Socialist Party and recently formed anti-graft parties 'We Continue the Change and Rise Up BG!' Voter turnout stood at 40.50%.

Sunday's presidential elections were held simultaneously with elections for Parliament, the country's third general vote this year. 'We Continue The Change' won 25.67% of the votes against 22.74% for the GERB-UDF coalition. Five other parties cross the 4% threshold for entry into parliament, the final results showed.

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