In a large part of the country, people they vote in a run-off in the local elections. From early in the morning, a number of politicians and mayoral candidates went to the polls to exercise their right to vote.
Here’s what they voted for:
Denkov: When the elections are over, we must ask the question of how we restore trust in the electoral process
I voted for a European, modern capital, which Sofia should be. This is what the Prime Minister said Nikolay Denkov after voting. He was initially unable to vote due to a problem with the machine, but then the machine started up and he was able to cast his rightful vote.
“Once the elections are over, we must raise the question of how we restore trust in the electoral process,” the Prime Minister pointed out. According to him, the most important thing is to go out and vote now. “If you don’t come out, others will come out and they decide who will govern. Whether on paper or by machine, the important thing is to vote,” he pointed out. According to Denkov, there is a problem with the trust in the electoral process, as it has been systematically violated in recent years.
Vasil Terziev called on the citizens of Sofia to vote: The next correctional election is in 4 years
I thank all the citizens of Sofia who have already voted and appeal to those who have not voted to do so. The next revision is in 4 years. This was announced by the candidate for mayor of Sofia, Vasil Terziev, nominated by PP-DB/Save Sofia, after exercising his right to vote. He chose to vote by machine.
“You saw what happened last time – 500,000 invalid votes. In my opinion, this is abnormal for 15-16% of the ballots cast to be invalid, not to mention the outrages with the protocols,” Terziev pointed out. “I strongly believe that if the people of Sofia come out to vote, it will not matter. Every single vote renders the outrages meaningless,” commented Terziev, who is facing a runoff against Vanya Grigorova.
Vanya Grigorova: It’s time for the candidates to shut up and the voters to speak
The candidate for mayor of Sofia Vanya Grigorova exercised his right to vote shortly before 8 am. She chose to vote by paper ballot. “I voted for a city free and democratic, for a city free from corporate dependencies, for a city where everyone has the freedom to be who they are.
I voted for a city without hate that has not lost its human form. It’s time for the candidates to shut up so that the voters can speak,” said Vanya Grigorova, nominated by the city organization of the BSP. She called on people to vote the way they want. According to her, the technology – whether it will be on paper or by machine, does not matter.
Hristo Ivanov: In this war against machine voting, it maintains trust among citizens
I voted for a modern and European Sofia, which is developing with rapid steps forward and realizes its enormous potential, which does not look back, but looks forward. That’s what he said Hristo Ivanov from “We continue the change – Democratic Bulgaria”. He chose to vote by machine. “I voted with a machine. Safe, convenient, guaranteeing my vote,” said Ivanov. “In this war against machine voting and the long-term attempts to discredit it, it maintains trust among citizens, this is also shown by sociology,” he pointed out.
His appeal was: “Get out and vote. It’s a responsibility for your future,” he pointed out.
Petkov: Mothers and fathers, grandparents, don’t vote with nostalgia – vote for the future of your children and grandchildren
I voted that after 4 years we should all be very proud of how much the capital has progressed Bulgaria. This was stated by the co-chairman of “Continuing the change” Kiril Petkov, after exercising your right to vote by machine. “I believe in the people of Sofia, I believe in our city, I believe that the people of Sofia will choose the future of Sofia as a European city,” he pointed out.
He urged young people to vote. “Your future depends on your vote today. All mothers and fathers, grandparents, don’t vote with nostalgia, vote for the future of your children and grandchildren. There are no small and big Bulgarians. Everyone is big and together we must vote today, for to have a great Bulgaria”, he declared.