Bulgaria PM: Every Drop of Blood is Shame for Us, We Quit
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said the threats of turning the massive protests bloody has made him shockingly announce the resignation of his government on Wednesday.
Bulgarian MPs were expected to vote on the resignation of Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Djankov.
However, Borisov made the shocking announcement that his cabinet is to resign en masse around noon.
"Our power was handed to us by the people, today we are handing it back to them," Borisov said.
"I cannot stand looking at a bloody Eagles' Bridge," he added, referring to the busy intersection in downtown Sofia that became the scene of bloody clashes between police and protesters on Tuesday.
"Every drop of blood is a shame for us," the Prime Minister also declared.
"We did our best over these four years."
The series of mass protests in Sofia and all other major Bulgarian cities was initially triggered by the shockingly high electricity bills in EU's poorest member state. However, many protesters have also demanded the resignation of the center-right GERB government.
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Always took BB as tougher than this, or is this amateur dramatics before another change of heart. A snap election is not what this country wants at this stage, what it does need is strong leadership, a tough hand at the tiller, BB needs to stand up and be counted, to show his worth otherwise he is a nobody. The electric situation needs sorting, bills are going up all over Europe and an international move needs to be started with the EU heading up negotiations, meanwhile, back home BB needs to create competition between the suppliers by allowing them to compete on a nationwide basis. Then he needs to toughen up (really I mean) on OC and corruption, even the small man in the street knows where it happens so, with their information, the government should have no trouble in knowing where to start. This was one of the main reasons why this government was elected, not to build roads or bridges or power stations (although all are most welcome) but to root out OC and corruption. Get to work BB stop the dramatics and the crocodile tears and role up your sleeves and do some real work.