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Bulgarian Black Sea Town Chernomorets Holds Referendum on Name Change

Society | June 15, 2014, Sunday // 10:34| Views: 1717 | Comments: 6
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The Bulgarian Black Sea town of Chernomorets is holding a local referendum on changing its name.

The question on the ballot papers is "Would you like the town of Chernomorets to restore its old name of Sveti Nikola?".

Polling stations opened at 6 am on Sunday and are to close at 7 pm, according to reports of Sega daily.

In order for the referendum to be valid, at least 1191 voters must go to the polls.

The name change must be approved by at least 50% of the voters.

The Black Sea resort, which is part of the Sozopol Municipality, was known as Sveti Nikola (Saint Nicholas) until 1951.

The Sveti Nikola church is one of the main sights in the town and the locals honor Saint Nicholas as their patron saint.

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#6
mavro from australia - 17 Jun 2014 // 04:39:18

If you do something wrong you can confess in private to a priest.
But of course that priest isn't always going to keep it private just like the confessor isn't going to keep that conversation private.

#5
mavro from australia - 17 Jun 2014 // 03:08:42

You don't have to have morals to be Christian in fact you can still be the biggest scumbag and still be a follower of Jesus.

#4
mavro from australia - 17 Jun 2014 // 03:05:55

You don't have to have morals to be Christian in fact you can still the biggest scumbag.

#3
MAVRO MAVRO MAVRO - 16 Jun 2014 // 19:54:41

If the towns Name was changed from Sveti Nikola, why can't the People Change it back ???

#2
Hairydave - 16 Jun 2014 // 19:19:56

Marvo - Spend any time in Bulgaria and you can see that a theocracy - it ain't!!

#1
mavro from australia - 16 Jun 2014 // 05:40:42

The priests must be taking over Bulgaria. Bulgaria is turning a theocracy.

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