Last updated: March 18, 2018

Former air force commander tipped to win Bulgarian presidency

Presidential candidate of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Radev looks on before the start of his debate for the presidential elections with the presidential candidate of the Bulgaria's GERB party Tsacheva in SofiaBy Tsvetelia Tsolova SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarians are expected to elect a Russia-friendly former air force commander as president in a runoff election on Sunday, setting the stage for months of political uncertainty. A newcomer to politics, Rumen Radev's anti-migrant, pro-Moscow message has struck a chord with Bulgarians disheartened with European Union membership as the bloc battles the rise of nationalist parties and Britain's decision to leave. My cause is Bulgaria," Radev said ahead of Sunday's contest for the largely ceremonial post that pits him against the ruling GERB party's candidate, parliament speaker Tsetska Tsacheva.

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