Rosen Plevneliev is the new Bulgarian President

Rosen Plevneliev of the ruling conservative party in Bulgaria has won the presidential run-off with 54.8 per cent of votes.

Ruling party , GERB candidate Rossen Plevneliev, has won Bulgaria’s 2011 elections, getting 54.8 per cent of votes in the October 30 second round of voting, according to an Alpha Research exit poll, which gave 45.2 per cent to socialist candidate Ivailo Kalfin.

Bulgarian Central Election Commission announced on Monday that Rosen Plevneliev, of the ruling centrist-right GERB, won in the second round of presidential elections on October 30.

According to official results based on 99.96 per cent of the votes counted, Plevneliev got 52.56 per cent of votes and Ivaylo Kalfin, the presidential bidder endorsed by the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist party, took 47.44 per cent.

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