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Prime Minister ranked in third place in popularity in a recent poll, which also puts his GERB party on course to win hands down if an election were held tomorrow.
Bulgaria's EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, once again tops the list of popular politicians, with an approval rating of 52 per cent, according to a poll conducted by the MBMD research agency.
In second place is the Regional Development Minister, Rosen Plevneliev, who is considered a possible presidential candidate, and who enjoys a 45 per cent approval rating among the public.
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is the third most popular political figure among the poll's 1,011 respondents.
He is followed by Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, on 36 per cent, former EU Commissioner and potential presidential candidate Meglena Kuneva, on 35 per cent, President Georgi Parvanov with 34 per cent, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov with 33 per cent and Sofia's Mayor, Yordanka Fandakova with 31 per cent.
According to the same poll, Borisov's ruling, centre-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party would win a full majority in parliament if elections were to be held now.
After taking out of the estimations the 34 per cent of voters who said they do not know who they will vote for – GERB looks set to won 52 per cent of the vote, the Coalition for Bulgaria 26 per cent, while the other formations in line for seats would be the Blue Coalition with 6 per cent and Ataka with 5 per cent.
An overcrowded market and lack of legal safeguards leaves the media in Kosovo vulnerable to a variety of political pressures.