| LATEST NEWS» General elections 2013

Abandoned Bag of Ballots Found in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

Politics » ELECTIONS 2013 | May 14, 2013, Tuesday // 12:57| Views: | Comments: 0
  • Send to Kindle
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.

Elections 2013 » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Elections 2013, ballots, general elections, early elections, Plovdiv
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (0)
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria