Presidential Vote Electioneering Kicks off in Bulgaria
Monday, 10 October 2016
Presidential vote electioneering officially starts today along with an explanatory campaign about the national referendum on November 6th.
All participants must observe one simple rule and namely that the two campaigns should not overlap.
There will be twenty-one names on the ballot at the Presidential election on November 6th. Seven candidates have been nominated by political parties, four – by coalitions and ten – by initiative committees.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) deleted the registration of the presidential candidate Svetoslav Vitkov and his running mate Vladimir Kuzov, because of problems with the petition in support of their candidacy.
CEC confirmed the Bulgarian national television (BNT) that the petitions with signatures for other candidates are also being checked.
It is assumed that there will be no rearranging in the numbering of the candidates on the ballot paper, with which they will participate in the Presidential elections on 6th of November.
The number and names of those deleted from registration will not appear on the ballot paper. However, those changes are subject to a final decision by CEC.
"All candidates have equal rights to access information and use it for electorate meetings and canvassing within the scope provided by the current election laws in Bulgaria, CEC chairman Alexander Andreev told the national radio.