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Deadlock, demos loom after tight Bulgarian election

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The European Union's poorest country Bulgaria faced fresh political uncertainty Monday after inconclusive elections held three months after the biggest demonstrations in years forced the government to resign. 

Protestors hold torches during a demonstration in front of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia on May 12, 2013. The European Union's poorest country Bulgaria faced fresh political uncertainty Monday after inconclusive elections held three months after the biggest demonstrations in years forced the government to resign.

According to exit polls, the conservative GERB party of bodyguard ex-premier Boyko Borisov won the most votes, but with between 29.6 and 32 percent of the vote fell short of a majority.

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