Bulgaria is set to hold local elections on Sunday, October 27, which has prompted controversy and protests. On Wednesday, October 23, a group marched through Sofia in order to protest the only chief prosecutor candidate, stating their doubts as to whether he would fight against corruption. As he was unanimously nominated by all prosecutors in the council, protesters are angered and call his election predetermined. Protests were reported on Thursday, October 24.
In addition, one Sofia mayoral candidate recently used provocative language, producing significant controversy among voters across the country.
Both controversies may produce additional protests in the lead up to Sunday's election. Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of any protest.
Individuals in Bulgaria, and Sofia particularly, are advised to avoid the demonstration area as a precaution and anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence.
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