NEWS WATCH: Angry Czechs Vote Amid Expected Return Of Communists

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)--  Czechs have voted in early parliamentary elections, punishing the center-right government following massive corruption and spying scandals. The Communists are expected to play a key role in national politics, for the first time since the collapse of Communism in 1989.

NEWS WATCH: Rightist Party Wins Bulgaria’s Tense Elections

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

1_0_691496SOFIA, BULGARIA (BosNewsLife)-- A center-right party appears to have won Bulgaria's parliamentary elections, but its prospects of forming another government looked uncertain and voter-turnout was the lowest in the Balkan country's post-Communist history. First official results gave the GERB party of former bodyguard and ex-prime minister Boiko Borisov received about 31 per cent of the vote, followed by the opposition Socialists with roughly 27 percent.

NEWS WATCH: Romania Tense After Government Wins Parliamentary Poll

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUCHAREST/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Official results show Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta's center-left alliance has won a clear victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections with about 57 percent of the vote. The outcome puts him in a strong position in an ongoing power struggle with the rightist president.

NEWS WATCH: Albania Votes Amid Corruption and Fraud Concerns

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife

ap-albanian-electorates-casts-their-ballots-in-tirana-eng-210-28jun091TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- The people of Albania were going to the polls Sunday, June 28, in parliamentary elections, seen as a key test for the Balkan country's ambition to join the European Union. Albania's incumbent Prime Minister Sali Berisha faces a tough fight in the national elections.