Citizens are showing little interest in the six mayoral by-elections, which are held in Bulgaria on Sunday, including the capital Sofia, leading to a record-low turnout, official data shows.
Four hours before the voting day ends at 7 pm, less than 15% of the eligible voters in the capital, have cast a ballot for the race that will pick the successor of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The same turnout was registered in the northwestern city of Vratsa.
The village of Beglezh, located close to the northern city of Pleven, currently tops the turnout ranking with 50% of the voters having already cast a ballot. Next comes the southwestern region of Razlog, where the turnout reached 39,52% and the town of Pravetz (30,19%).
Representatives of the Central Electoral Commission have called on the citizens to cast a ballot in the elections, saying time is running out.