Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announces his resignation during a news conference in Sofia on November 13, 2016. / AFP / DIMITAR DILKOFF
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EU member Bulgaria faced an uncertain future Monday after center-right Prime Minister Boyko Borisov quit following the crushing defeat of his presidential nominee at the hands of a Moscow-friendly general backed by the Socialist opposition.Nearby Moldova also looked set to elect a pro-Russian president Sunday.Despite promised reforms, graft and poverty remain rife in the EU's poorest member state, while public anger has also grown over thousands of migrants currently stranded in Bulgaria."This gives a lot of hope for reducing (the risk) of confrontation, particularly in Syria" where Russia and the U.S. are backing opposite sides in a bloody civil war, Radev said.His victory signals a change of direction from outgoing President Rosen Plevneliev, a strong critic of Moscow.
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