Bulgaria Rulers Quickly Name Successor to Tainted Sofia Rep

November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 08:10
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Rulers Quickly Name Successor to Tainted Sofia Rep
Tsvetomir Paunov (pictured) will succeed Andrey Ivanov, who resigned earlier in the day. File photo

Bulgaria's ruling party administrative secretary is to be appointed GERB regional coordinator in the capital Sofia, it emerged on Tuesday evening.

Tsvetomir Paunov will succeed Andrey Ivanov, who resigned earlier in the day.

In a statement circulated to the media, Ivanov claimed that he does not want "speculations" surrounding him to damage the party's image during the upcoming general elections campaign in 2013.

In January 2012, Ivanov resigned as chair of the Sofia City Council amidst embezzlement allegations.

He was accused of illegally acquiring a number of properties worth a total of BGN 10 M, having excessive amounts of real estate and dealing with murky figures.

Ivanov has firmly denied any wrong-doing.


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