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Anti-government protesters in Bulgaria's capital Sofia have announced the formation of a new civic movement.
The movement has been named "Orlov Most for Change." Orlov Most (Eagles' Bridge) is a symbolic Sofia intersection that became the scene of massive protests last month.
One of the protests' organizers, Yanaki Ganchev, declared Saturday that the civic movement will not be transformed into a party and will not take place in the upcoming snap elections....
There is a danger here that this group will remain out of the political system and just stay a protest group. This would be wrong as their motives (currently) are correct and just and very relevent, trouble is that, as time goes on and they remain out of the political arena, their protests will be seen as irrelevant and "just that group again" and they would be easily infiltrated by real trouble makers who definitely do not have the peoples interests at heart. No, if this group is sincere let it fight its corner in the real world of politics, Parliament, gain support for its new voting order (totally unrealistic for the coming election but totally feasible for the next) and see it implemented. One other thing, it is not acceptable for them not to vote in the next election, if you do not vote this may act as a protest but it removes your right (morally) to comment on the outcome and future events. Better to put up a candidate and everyone votes for them.
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