Bulgaria’s Fragmented Opposition Hopes to Ride Wave of Discontent

After a turbulent year, April’s elections are bound to bring about a shakeup in the country’s parliament – but with opposition forces so divided, the governing parties’ defeat is far from certain.

Bulgaria’s Game of Thrones is starting to look more and more like a different movie – perhaps the Hunger Games – with forthcoming elections on April 4 likely to bring about changes in the parliament – but not necessarily good ones.

The long-time ruling centre-right GERB party faces a visible but highly fragmented opposition, which is hoping to ride on the general wave of dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his current coalition government, comprising GERB and United Patriots.

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