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President Radev: The elections should have taken place last year, I expect a stable parliament

| updated on 4/4/21 2:43 PM
Presdient Rumen Radev casts his vote
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Vice President Iliana Yotova: I voted for a return to statehood

“We, Bulgarians are taking our fate into our own hands, and these elections will be the first step towards normalcy, towards a return to laws and rules, towards unleashing the enormous potential of the nation,” said President Rumen Radev after exercising his right to vote using a voting machine. He urged all Bulgarians over the age of 18 to vote, so history won’t have to send us back to re-sit the exam in democracy.

According to the head of state the elections should have taken place last year. “The lives of many Bulgarians would have been preserved and chaos would have been avoided,” the president said and added that he expects a stable parliament, as well as a strong and successful government.

Asked to comment on the Russia spy affair, President Radev stated that if the court confirms a major security breach, that would mean that we have a deep-going problem. 

Vice President Iliana Yotova exercised her right to vote by machine.

“I voted for a return to statehood,” she stated.“For a country governed by smart and literate people who know which way they are leading Bulgaria. For a country that cares for each and every citizen, not a country that benefits a handful of people who have grown fabulously wealthy, people who have had no shame in taking advantage of the dire crisis to accumulate political dividends. I voted for a tidy country with rules, a country in which each and every one shall have their deserved place, young people shall have the chance to develop instead of leaving the country. I vote for a country that cares for our compatriots who live abroad, a country that shall create policies for them together with them, Vice President Iliana Yotova said. 

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