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Commenting article: Bulgaria's GERB Party Becomes Extinct without Borisov - Poll

Nearly sixty five percent of Bulgarians who support the ruling GERB party would give up on it if its leader and Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, was to withdraw.

The poll has been conducted by the Institute for Modern Policy, showing, as Standard daily writes, that the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, equals Boyko Borisov.

According to the same study, if former PM, leader of the Party of European Socialists, PES, and of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, Sergey Stanishev, was to leave the formation, 85% would still vote for the Socialists.

peterperfect - 31 Jan 2013 // 10:46:16

This is the problem with any organisation, company or government where the leader is so strong as to be almost dictatorial, sound familiar? Their very nature is to believe that nobody can do anything right except them, this stifles initiative in those below them. Typically this person will be a bully and will belittle others instead of building them up, in a strange way this person is weak but has learned the lesson of "the best method of defence is to attack". The UK's Margaret Thatcher is a classic example of this type of Character. Initially they do well as they are full of good ideas but no-one has the monopoly on good ideas, when theirs stop all the troops have been beaten into submission and their regime crumbles or goes into slow decline. Borisov, if he is truly committed to Gerb, should start to let others have the limelight so that successors can be identified. It wont happen of course because that would be a show of weakness in this persons mind.

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