Bulgaria presidential poll seen testing anti-graft reform appetite

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Bulgarians began voting on Sunday to elect their president, a largely ceremonial role that the current incumbent has transformed and put at the heart of the struggle against corruption in the European Union’s poorest country.

Incumbent President Rumen Radev, the frontrunner with 49 percent in the first round of voting last weekend, faces off against academic Anastas Gerdjikov after neither could secure an outright majority.

While Radev, a former fighter pilot, is the country’s most popular politician, Bulgaria itself is riven by fractious poli


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