Protests in Bulgaria: Borisov rejects resignation demand of the President

Bulgaria is shaken by some violent demonstrations against the government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The protesters accuse the government to be criminal ol

Protests in Bulgaria: Borisov rejects resignation demand of the President

Bulgaria is shaken by some violent demonstrations against the government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The protesters accuse the government to be criminal oligarchs in League. With the support of the President of Rumen Radew, had requested on Saturday the resignation of Borisov.

Michael Martens

a correspondent for Southeast European countries with headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

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"The Mafia character of the government, Bulgarians, has prompted of all ages and of different political currents, to demand respect for the law," called Radew as the reason for the demonstrations in Sofia and other Bulgarian cities, which he supports. In Bulgaria, since 2007 member of the European Union, in the process of transforming currently an "Anti-Mafia-consensus", so Radew. A the occasion of the protests, raids in the offices of close associates of the President, which are often perceived as politically motivated. The protesters are demanding, therefore, the replacement of Prosecutor-General Ivan Geschew. He is in wide Parts of the population has long suspected, investigations in politically sensitive cases, to thwart.

In a Sunday popular opinion, Prime Minister Borisov refused a withdrawal. He reasoned that with the beginning of 2021 already upcoming parliamentary elections and the difficult economic times, which the Republic of Bulgaria, contrary to go. Recalling the protests on Friday injured police officers, he requested the people also, to demonstrate the exclusively peaceful. "Terrible months and years for the economy to come to us. The income will reduce. A broad consensus must be sought,“ said Borisov. No government has so far responded so well to the Covid-19-pandemic, such as the Bulgarian claimed the Prime Minister.

"We will remain in Power because the Opposition will destroy the state,"

"We will remain in Power because the Opposition will destroy the state," said Borisov, with views of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist party (BSP). The BSP, which has supported President Radew in the presidential election, accuses the government of having Links to oligarchs. It aims at a change of power, because they want to maintain those Connections yourself, as least in its term of government, between 2013 and 2014. At the time of the attempt to make a businessman with alleged Connections to organized crime to the chief of the domestic secret service, which had led to weeks of protests.

demonstrations have there been in the past few days, also on the Bulgarian black sea coast near Burgas. Where Ahmed Dogan, the leader of the Turkish minority in Bulgaria has, according to its opponents, illegally-built property. Dogan has withdrawn from active politics, but more as a dark gray Eminence of the Bulgarian policy. Last week, a Video caused a stir, which showed an opposition politician, in the attempt to gain access to the beach front with Dogan's property, should be according to the law, is actually freely accessible, but the private property was cordoned off ensured. In the Video, is to see how the politicians of police officers is to be pushed back. Conservationists have been protesting for years against the blight on the Bulgarian black sea coast by illegal buildings built.

Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 18:19

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