Bulgaria's Last King Says He Won't Run for President
Bulgaria's last King and former Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha made clear he does not hold a special "interest" or affinity for the Presidency of the country.
Admitting his special attitude to being head of state in principle, has added, in a Friday interview with private bTV station, that for most of his life he has been taught to only take decisions based on careful judgment and not to make moves calculating his own benefit.
"After all, I began my life as head of state, so it is not my last ambition," he pointed out.
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha made his comments against the background of uncertainty about the candidates in the forthcoming presidential elections due in Bulgaria this autumn.
No major party has announced a nominee as of the moment, with election date likely to be scheduled for October.
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who returned to Bulgaria early in the 2000s after having lived in exile for more than 50 years, downplayed suggestions that he had returned to the country only to claim ownership of property that belonged to his family before Communist rule.
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