Batman: The Bulgarian Jesse Ventura

Sofia The mayor of Sofia is a former wrestler nicknamed Batman. And after Sunday's general election, he's set to become the leader of Bulgaria. His opposition "center-right party," as it's billed in most of the press, took about 40% of the vote.

Five months ago Boiko Borissov helpfully characterized Roma, Turks and retirees as "bad human material," in a move the opposing Bulgarian Socialist Party called "political suicide." Guess not.

(Photo of Sofia, Bulgaria from the Bulgaria Gallery at

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