From hosanna to crucify him – this is in short the portrait of many Bulgarian leaders, but it holds particularly true for Ivan Kostov, leader of die-hard right-wingers DSB.
We heard those words on Monday again.
Kostov's allies in the other right-wing formation UDF triggered a rift, which sent the formerly emblematic party into headlong and fatal fall.
The last rites were delivered when UDF current low-profile leader Emil Kabaivanov happily turned into the prime minister's slave and nominated ex-president Petar Stoyanov for constitutional judge.
As the mavericks, including ex-leader and Kostov's ally Martin Dimitrov, opposed the idea, Kabaivanov just kicked them out.
Bad blood has never run so high in the right-wing, leading to an unprecedented witch-hunting.
The expulsions are said to be cleansing the party, but I can't see any cleansing effect.
For me, Stoyanov's nomination, his decision to consider the offer for three days and the mavericks' expulsions were acts of vanity and stupidity.
It is only on rare occasions that politicians are men of honor. But practice shows this to be the wrong approach to treat the electorate.
Now for both Stoyanov and UDF there is no way back to the big political arena.
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Umm Milena, all commies & Witch-Kuneva supporters think like you. That doomsday talk comes straight from Stanishev's filthy mouth. No one is a slave of GERB. This is the last chance for the Blue Coalition or whatever you want to call the split right wing to have some say in the rule of law! After the coming elections all of the right wing will disappear from the political life, most likely never to return. Instead of spitting at bate Boiko you should thank him for this gesture. Well not you, commie thinking like this, but the people who believe in the right wing idea. It is very similar to all the changes GERB achieved in the past 2-3 years. Instead of being thankful that at last something good has happened in BG after 20 dark years of corrupt communist rule, all you young dummies want, following the arab mentality, is to beat to death with stones the one to dear changing the status quo.
Bunch of ignorants.