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  1. Bulgaria's Election Officials Play Down Machine Voting Failure

    02.26 / 12:07 novinite.com Novinite.com - Politics
    The Central Election Commission (CEC) has fended off claims that the vote might be contested due to the lack of electronic voting. CEC spokesperson Aleksandar Andreev has told the Bulgarian National Radio that the development is far from being the most substantial claim one could lodge over the election. The comments follow a CEC decision to cancel a tender that would have secured voting machines less than a month ahead of the election. Electronic voting has been made mandatory as an…
  2. Electronic Voting Scrapped in Bulgaria's Snap Election

    02.26 / 09:29 novinite.com Novinite.com - Politics
    Bulgarians will not be able to use a voting machine in March 26's early election, officials say. The Central Election Commission (CEC) on Saturday scrapped the single offer submitted during the tender to deliver 12 500 voting machines needed. At a meeting that went into the evening, a special committee noted the bidder, a firm named Lireks, was unable to match the expectations and deliver the machines by March 10 and install the software by March 17. Lireks had insisted the newly built…
  3. Electronic Voting Scrapped in Bulgaria This Year

    02.26 / 06:40 novinite.com Novinite.com - Politics
    Bulgarians will not be able to use a voting machine in March 26's early election, officials say. The Central Election Commission (CEC) on Saturday scrapped the single offer submitted during the tender to deliver 12 500 voting machines needed. At a meeting that went into the evening, a special committee noted the bidder, a firm named Lireks, was unable to match the expectations and deliver the machines by March 10 and install the software by March 17. Lireks had insisted the newly built…
  4. Bulgaria's Vice President 'Cannot Give Up Party Overnight'

    02.25 / 10:58 novinite.com Novinite.com - Politics
    Vice President Iliana Iotova has fended off claims that the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) is wielding influence on the presidency. In an interview with private NOVA TV, however, she has warned one cannot expect of her to "give up the BSP overnight." "Twenty of my best years are linked to the BSP," Iotova, a former MEP and core BSP member, has recalled. On the other hand, Iotova has noted, she is now in contact with a lot more political forces if compared to her MEP term. She has…
  5. Bulgaria's Ex IntMin Secretary Denies Using Office for Political Appointments

    02.25 / 10:38 novinite.com Novinite.com - Politics
    Former Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Georgi Kostov has described his dismissal as an instance of "lawlessness" and has repeatedly argued he was pressured into stepping down. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev earlier this week signed a decree dismissing Kostov, who had been appointed in 2015 under the previous government. Caretaker Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov, interim Interior Minister Plamen Uzunov and other officials had accused him of making political appointments through his…
  6. NY Times: In Bulgaria, a Businessman Who Talks (and Acts) Like Trump

    02.25 / 09:34 novinite.com Novinite.com - Politics
    After Donald Trump's surpising victory in the US eletion, Bulgaria has become one of the formerly Communist countries in the East going through a surge of populist politicians, the New York Times has noted in a profile of businessman Veselin Mareshki. The Varna-based entrepreneur, who owns a pharmaceutics chain, fuel stations and other businesses, will run in March 26's early election with his party called Volya, or "Will". Polls suggest he will make it into Parliament. Mareshki is…
  7. NY Times: In Bulgaria, a Businessman Who talks (and Acts) Like Trump

    02.25 / 09:05 novinite.com Novinite.com - Politics
    After Donald Trump's surpising victory in the US eletion, Bulgaria has become one of the formerly Communist countries in the East going through a surge of populist politicians, the New York Times has noted in a profile of businessman Veselin Mareshki. The Varna-based entrepreneur, who owns a pharmaceutics chain, fuel stations and other businesses, will run in March 26's early election with his party called Volya, or "Will". Polls suggest he will make it into Parliament. Mareshki is…
  8. Bulgaria's Election Commission Delays Decision on Voting Machines

    02.25 / 07:38 novinite.com Novinite.com - Politics
    Election authorities in Bulgaria are not to decide until Saturday on whether voting machines will be commissioned for the snap poll due in a month. The final say is expected a day into the election campaign, after the Central Election Commission (CEC) said needed more time than the initial deadline on Friday as it was waiting for a report by a special subcommission. Bulgaria needs 12 500 voting machines until March 26 as electronic voting was made mandatory in the latest legislation last…