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Abandoned Bag of Ballots Found in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

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Bulgaria: Abandoned Bag of Ballots Found in Bulgaria's Plovdiv On May 12, Bulgarians went to the polls to elect a new Parliament. Photo by BGNES

An abandoned bag containing unused ballot papers was discovered Monday afternoon in Bulgaria's southern city of Plovdiv on the day after the general elections.

The bag was discovered Monday afternoon on the territory of the International Plovdiv Fair where the election papers had been received on Sunday night, according to reports of the Focus news agency.

According to unconfirmed reports, the ballots were left behind just before being handed to the district electoral administration.

The abandoned bag of ballot papers was handed to the Regional Prosecutor's office in Plovdiv.

Atanas Iliev, Spokesperson for the prosecuting authority in Plovdiv, made clear that the institution would hold a special press conference to shed light on the matter.

Denitsa Chingarova, Chair of the 16th regional electoral commission in Plovdiv, emphasized that the unused ballots could not affect the election results.

She argued that the negligence of some member of the sectional electoral commission was to blame for the accident.

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