Stalemate in Sofia Municipal Council as Chair Election Fails Twice

Politics | November 20, 2023, Monday // 16:37
Bulgaria: Stalemate in Sofia Municipal Council as Chair Election Fails Twice

The Sofia Municipal Council found itself at an impasse as attempts to elect a chairperson were unsuccessful for the second time in a row. Following two rounds of voting, the Council remained deadlocked, mirroring the initial inconclusive results from November 13.

The latest runoff witnessed Boris Bonev, the candidate representing Continue the Change - Democratic Bulgaria and Save Sofia, pitted against Diana Tonova from BSP for Bulgaria. Bonev secured a vote count of 23 in his favor, while Tonova received 9 votes.

Despite the repeated efforts, the Council remains without a chosen chair, setting the stage for another session scheduled on November 30.

Out of the 61-seat Municipal Council, 44 members participated in the voting process on Monday. However, 12 of the ballots cast were deemed invalid, further complicating the electoral outcome.

Stay tuned for more updates as the council strives to break the deadlock in the upcoming sessions.

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