The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) reelected Sergei Stanishev as it leader on Sunday after a day earlier his main opponent, former president Georgi Parvanov, withdrew from the race.
The congress proved ungrounded the grim expectations and suggestions for a split among the party members, Stanishev said, as quoted by the state-run Bulgarian News Agency, BTA. Its focus was not on the choice of leader but on what the party believes should be done for the people and the future of the country, he added
The BSP leader noted that Bulgaria is at a crossroads and needs a political change, the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported.
"I don't see winners and losers, we are members of one party - BSP - the oldest and most social party," BNT quoted Stanishev as saying.