Bulgarian protest enters 4th day

imgFor the fourth day in a row Bulgarians will stage nationwide protest rallies against the government, formed on the mandate of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

The demonstrations were sparked by the decision of the government to appoint controversial media mogul and MP Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS).

Peevski said on Saturday that he will withdraw from the post, but demonstrators now demand the resignation of the government.

Rallies have been held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, growing from 10 000 to nearly 20 000 participants in Sofia, and escalating across the country, forcing Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, and the leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, Sergey Stanishev, to admit Peevski’s election has been a mistake.

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