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Commenting article: Bulgaria Govt Resignation Was The Only Way Out – Kuneva

Bulgaria's government had no other choice but to resign and quell mass protests, according to former EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva.

"Boyko Borisov chose the only possible way out of the situation. In recent weeks, thousands of Bulgarians took to the streets to express their discontent, their offense and their anger," said Meglena Kuneva, leader of Bulgaria for Citizens party and first and former European Commissioner shortly after the government resigned.

"We are fully aware that the resignation will not improve the dire economic situation of the Bulgarian people, which deteriorated over the past three and a half years, but we hope that it will make the situation calmer," said Kuneva.

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#1
sa-sha - 20 Feb 2013 // 11:28:44

...may be "The Only Way Out". But Bulgarian politicians' (Dimitrov, Siderov, Mestan, Tsvetanov, Kuneva...) reaction to Borisov' bitter,
sincere and emotional “Since the Bulgarian nation wants the street to government the country, then let them do it. I will hand in the resignation at noon” forces me to think that PM clearly understood what he said.

#2
Chushki - 20 Feb 2013 // 12:26:02

Bet the witch Kuneva and her Commie and Turk pals cannot wait to get their greedy snouts back in the trough.

#3
DP - 20 Feb 2013 // 17:45:26

“According to her what happened is a good lesson for anyone who decides to underestimate the power of civil society.”

Huh?????????

What is going on the streets of Sofia and other Bulgarian cities is not “the power of civil society”, but the power of the oldest, and most experienced political faction in Bulgaria—the communist/socialists-- showing its ability to manipulate any situation to its own ends as well as the naiveté of many good people, too young to recognise old tactics, allowing themselves to be taken advantage of. It also exposes the cynical opportunism of recycled politicians of the fractured “right” who had their chances but failed...

There is no better alternative than Boyko Borisov at the moment in Bulgaria. Kuneva should have learned her lesson when she had her chance, but missed the opportunity. Practise your intellectual snobbism by chewing the fat, but do not play with the destiny of the “civil society” you had never inspired...

#4
Al - 20 Feb 2013 // 17:48:38

DP, I fully agree with you.

This is a sad day for Bulgaria.

#5
Mitko Pitko - 21 Feb 2013 // 01:52:15

Too bad GERB couldn't rain in the utilities company and let them raise rates above and beyond a reasonable level.
And now, the "takers" are going to elect lefties, liberals, who are going to ruin the country, just like the OBAMA cabal is ruining the US