What usually happens when a country's government resigns as a result of mass protests triggered by poverty, corruption and a lack of social justice? An opposition party wins the elections.
While the second phase of this scenario is likely (though not certain) to happen in Bulgaria, few are excited by the prospect.
A great number of Bulgarians believe that the main goal of both the ruling center-right GERB, whose government stepped down last week, and the major oppositional Bulgarian Socialist Party, is to serve the oligarchs....
Yeah, Tony Rees - what we REALLY need here is yet another half-baked populist party appealing to the uneducated and run by the ill-informed. Luckily most Bulgarians have too much political nous to vote for a would-be demagogue like the odious Farage and his comic-reading supporters....
***One democratic socialist paradigm is the PdL (Die Linke) in Germany, with strong support in a number of German states goo.gl/WGytf
***Another is the parti de gauche in France http://goo.gl/Bmvcb
***A third is Syriza in Greece goo.gl/8NjNo
What Bulgaria needs first is a crusading press that is undaunted by political or corrupt "pressure" A newspaper that is truly free, courageous and crusading would stem the power of those unelected currently wielding influence over government and authorities, it would expose corruption and bring down individuals and institutions that seem, at the moment, to be untouchable. What is more is that all this could be achieved without an election. Pie in the sky maybe but life is not worth living without dreams.
Seedy, I'm sure everybody recognizes your sort - Daily Mail tucked under your tattooed arm, warm beer perched on your grotesque beer belly, and a cheap ''fag'' poking out of your rotund sweaty pink face. Oh and a penchant for loudly hectoring ''bloody foreigners'' at every opportunity.
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