Market Links: WCC and DB nudge ahead of GERB
The coalition We continue the change - Democratic Bulgaria is in first place, having slightly increased its lead over GERB - SDS by 1.4 percentage points, according to Market Link's latest survey. It is the first of the leading polling agencies to publish electoral attitudes right before the vote on April 2. According to the results, WCC/DB has the support of 23.7% of declared voters, while GERB scores 22.3%.
Market Links predicts a total of 5 formations will certainly enter the next parliament. The third political force is DPS with 13.6% support, fourth comes Vazrazhdane with 11.4%. Fifth remains BSP with its lowest forecast result so far - 7.3%.
Ongoing bomb threats to schools will not hamper election
Reports of explosive devices being planted in schools in the country continued for a third day. Warnings have been sent to 21 schools in Sofia, as well as educational institutions in Burgas, Varna, Pleven and Yambol.
A hybrid attack linked to Russia is behind the threats, said Interior Minister Ivan Demerdzhiev yesterday. He said the attacks were fake and aimed only at stirring media interest.
He pointed out that the Ministry of the Interior will take over the security of all sections from Saturday to prevent any disruptions during Sunday's elections. Physical inspections of buildings will be conducted. "Even if signals are received, there is no way bombs can be planted amid the continuous security. It is not possible to interrupt the election process," said Demerdzhiev.
BGN 20 million for new baggage system
Sofia Airport has signed a BGN 20 million contract for a new Baggage Handling System (BHS). The contract is with the French consortium Alstef Group and includes the supply, installation and maintenance of a passenger baggage management system. The project is part of the plans for investments in the airport based on the concession contract of "SOF Connect" for BGN 150 million until the end of 2025.
With the commissioning of the new BHS Terminal 2, it will be able to serve a significantly larger number of passengers, as this is one of the elements that will allow Terminal 2 to take over all the traffic from Terminal 1.