Officials Looking into Bulgaria PM's Alleged Breach of Vote Secrecy

Politics » DOMESTIC | October 25, 2015, Sunday // 12:23
Bulgaria: Officials Looking into Bulgaria PM's Alleged Breach of Vote Secrecy Print screen

Electoral officials in Bulgaria are to make themselves familiar with TV footage that shows Prime Minister Boyko Borisov disclosing the name of the Sofia Mayor candidate he voted for

On Sunday, as Bulgarians are heading to the polls in local elections and a referendum on e-voting, Borisov told media outlets in the morning, minutes before having cast a ballot, whom he had voted for.

Despite not literally using the phrase "I support" or "I voted for...", when asked by reporters, he praised the qualities of incumbent Yordanka Fandakova - his successor as Mayor since 2009, after he took over as PM for his first term in office - and her contribution to Sofia's transformation into the capital it is now.

Minutes later, however, he openly declared his voting preference on Facebook [BG], adding be believed she had "done many things" and that "everyone who has lived in the city knows what it was like before and what it is like now."

The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) is to decide whether Borisov's actions are tantamount to political campaigning - activity that is not allowed on election day under Bulgarian law.

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Tags: Boyko Borisov, local elections, Referendum, Yordanka Fandakova, mayor, sofia, Borisov, Central Electoral Commission, CEC
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