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Bulgaria: Socialists in the lead for European Parliament

Bulgaria: Socialists in the lead for European Parliament
According to exit polls, the ruling Socialists are in the lead in Bulgaria's first election for the European Parliament which saw a low turnout highlighting the frustration felt by many Bulgarians living with widespread corruption and poverty. 

Bulgaria and neighbouring Romania joined the EU in January following a last-minute rush to reform Communist-era judiciary and state institutions.

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