PES congratulates Rumen Radev on his victory in the Bulgarian presidential election


Rumen Radev

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the clear victory of Rumen Radev in the Bulgarian Presidential election. The PES believes he will bring the common sense the Bulgarian people are looking for and that he will lead in the political change that the country expects.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said: "I believe president elect Rumen Radev will focus on what is best for Bulgaria, a country which is a devoted member of the European Union. His victory comes in turbulent times when populism and nationalism are rising in Europe and I am sure he will be the voice of reason and will help providing effective political solutions.

Radev was the candidate of our member party BSP and this is a victory for the Socialists as well. We can’t wait to celebrate victories of other progressive political parties in upcoming elections all over Europe. Let’s hope Bulgaria was the just the beginning."

The PES strongly supports the Bulgarian Socialists Party ahead of the snap elections triggered by the resignation of Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov.