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Bulgaria 2012: Apocalypse meets Idiocalypse

Now that election times are over, electoral fraud or not, the time of election promises is also over.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 10, 2011, Thursday // 13:19 | Viewed: 1317

Subsidies for Bulgarian Political Parties - Feast in Times of Plague

Post-election Bulgaria seems to be in a state of a total shutdown topped by budget 2012 - an even more meatless pizza then in 2011, with a bitter aftertaste.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 8, 2011, Tuesday // 13:00 | Viewed: 1190

Enjoy Bulgaria While It Lasts

Surveys about Bulgaria's gloomy demographics - we have a surfeit of them.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 7, 2011, Monday // 14:33 | Viewed: 2865

Bulgarian Politicians - the Lost Dignity of the Loss

On October 30, in elections runoff, Bulgaria chose its new president – Rosen Plevneliev.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 4, 2011, Friday // 17:07 | Viewed: 1745

Bulgarian Cabinet's Fake 'European' Image

As Bulgarian ruling GERB party made a convincing win at presidential and municipal elections last Sunday, Western media were swift to hail a victory of "rightist" and "pro-Western" forces, apparently blind to a rather grimmer reality on site in the countr

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 1, 2011, Tuesday // 16:16 | Viewed: 1738

Bulgaria's Election Hangover

After Sunday's bizarre cocktail of presidential and local election runoffs in Bulgaria, the nation is slowly waking up to a solemn and inevitable question:

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 31, 2011, Monday // 14:33 | Viewed: 1037

Bulgaria's Elections 2011: Financial Stability and Failed Democracy

What happened in Bulgaria since last Sunday gives strong and worrisome reasons to believe that “politics” in the country are deviating at an accelerating speed away from the democratic ideal of popular self-rule and towards a dubious model of leadership

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 28, 2011, Friday // 14:15 | Viewed: 2989

Bulgaria's Battle for Mayors, Round 2 - Who? Where? How?

A total of 173 out of 264 Bulgarian municipalities will vote for mayors in a second round on October 30, including Plovdiv, Varna, Smolyan, Pleven, as none of the candidates got 50% of the vote in the first round on October 23.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 28, 2011, Friday // 13:08 | Viewed: 2904

The Perfect Storm Called Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission

Nearly a week after the October 23 local and presidential elections in Bulgaria, allegations about violations and manipulations keep pouring in with demands for results' recall voiced by a number of political formations.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 28, 2011, Friday // 12:00 | Viewed: 1215

Sport Halls, Schwarzenegger, Lepa Brena...Stop It before It's Too Late for Bulgaria's PM!

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has had every reason to be overexcited recently (save for the disastrous state of his country's economy).

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 26, 2011, Wednesday // 15:58 | Viewed: 1992

Bulgaria's "2 in 1" Electoral Disgrace

The October 23 presidential and local elections turned into a horror movie for Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 25, 2011, Tuesday // 14:22 | Viewed: 1161

Bulgaria's Disaster '2 in 1' Elections. Or Why I Wanna Go Vote in Tunisia!

It is ironic that on the day that Tunisia – a the "cradle" of the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions – held its first ever free and democratic elections, Bulgaria demonstrated that it's losing touch with proper democratic mechanisms.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 25, 2011, Tuesday // 01:44 | Viewed: 2545

Bulgaria's Battle for Mayors, Round 1 - Who? Where? How?

Following is a list of the top runners for the mayoral post in Bulgaria's major cities.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 21, 2011, Friday // 17:48 | Viewed: 3814

Read the Fine Print: Vote Buying and Selling Is Illegal in Bulgaria

In the eve of Bulgaria's elections and on the backdrop of large-scale smear campaigns and a few lackluster debates marked by bickering and mutual accusations of all kinds of failures, the international monitors from the Organization for Security and Coope

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 21, 2011, Friday // 12:33 | Viewed: 1368

Q&A: If Elected Sofia Mayor, What Would You Do about...?

Here are the solutions that the top five candidates for Sofia mayor suggested to the city's gravest problems in various public appearances in the media during their pre-election campaign.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 17, 2011, Monday // 16:37 | Viewed: 3803

Why Do They Want to Run for Sofia Mayor?

Here are the reasons that the top five candidates for Sofia mayor gave for joining the race for the prestigious post in various public appearances in the media during their pre-election campaign.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 17, 2011, Monday // 15:00 | Viewed: 2241

A Swing Voter's Notes on a Presidential Debate

Until Saturday I thought I would protest-vote for the impossible Svetlyo Vitkov, vocalist of Bulgarian rock band Hipodil, a fresh and witty face.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 17, 2011, Monday // 12:19 | Viewed: 1185

Bulgaria's Strategy for Regional Underdevelopment

Recent news of the dire condition of the Bulgarian State Railways company bring to mind a well-known model of state neglect and tolls yet another chime for the very possibility of Bulgaria's development as an integral country.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 13, 2011, Thursday // 18:03 | Viewed: 1421

The Unbearable Burden of Being a Bulgarian Voter Abroad

Cheer confusion and chaos are reigning over the vote abroad for the Bulgarian presidential elections on October 23.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 11, 2011, Tuesday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1589

A Radical Solution for Bulgaria's Idle Parliament

Starting practically on Friday, the Members of the Bulgarian Parliament will not have any sessions until October 23, the day of the local and presidential elections in the country.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 7, 2011, Friday // 11:47 | Viewed: 1294

The State Remains Eyes Blind, Hands Tied on Tsar Kiro

Asked to comment on the immensely inexplicable wealth accumulated by notorious Roma clan leader Kiril Rashkov, aka Tsar Kiro, Todor Kolarov, head of Bulgaria's Commission for Establishing Property Acquired through Criminal Activity, said the unit's hands

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 5, 2011, Wednesday // 14:23 | Viewed: 1169
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