Movement for Rights and Freedoms takes most of votes abroad in Bulgaria’s elections

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms, the party led and supported in the main by Bulgarians of Turkish ethnicity, won close to 45 per cent of the votes cast abroad in Bulgaria’s October 5 parliamentary elections – in turn, with about half of all votes cast abroad having been in Turkey.

This emerges from figures released by the Central Election Commission and the Foreign Ministry on the morning of October 6.

In Bulgaria, Boiko Borissov’s centre-right GERB won the single largest share of votes, 32.7 per cent with 97.2 per cent of votes counted.

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