Bulgaria’s Ethnic Turkish Party wants presidential vote cancelled

Bulgaria’s ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) believes that there are reasons for seeking a cancellation of end-October’s presidential elections and remains ready to discuss various methods of contesting the results.

DPS’ stance was voiced on Saturday by Hristo Biserov, Deputy Chair of the party and head of its election headquarters.

“Hundreds of thousands of Bulgarian citizens were deprived of their right to vote. By saying this I do not mean the residency clause, which is also a restriction of voting rights. I mean these Bulgarian citizens who were legally eligible to vote and were barred from exercising this right,” he stated.

Biserov went on to say that DPS was organizing an initiative for referring the matter to the European Parliament through a question by MEP Filiz Hyusmenova.

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