Plans for construction of a nuclear power plant in Bulgaria will be brought before parliament, and Russia's Atomstroiexport is a key contender, Interfax reported, citing Bulgarian news agency Novinite.
In a referendum Sunday, Bulgarians backed the building of the plant in an effort to reverse the government's decision to cancel the project.
Roughly 60 percent voted for a 2,000-megawatt plant at Belene, on the Danube River, Gallup International and Alpha Research exit polls showed. Turnout was about 20 percent.
The $12.5 billion plant is expected to be built by Atomstroiexport and financed by Rosatom. In March, Bulgaria's center-right government stopped the project to allay concerns that the Kremlin would gain control of the country's nuclear future.