Bulgarian given suspended sentence for vote-buying
A man who was arrested a day after Bulgaria’s October 5 parliamentary elections for offering people 20 leva (about 10 euro) to vote for the Movement for Rights and Freedoms has been given a suspended sentence of one to three years’ probation.
Milan Milanov was arrested in the village of Vladimir in the Radomir area, in the Pernik region in western Bulgaria, after a tip-off was phoned in to emergency number 112.
Witnesses showed 20-leva notes that had been given to them by Milanov.
The Radomir District Court imposed the sentence after agreement with the prosecution, local media said.