Bulgarian Ministers Taken Aback by PM's Resignation
Several Bulgarian ministers were taken by surprise Wednesday, as Prime Minister Boyko Borisov shockingly announced that he and his cabinet are to resign later that day.
"This is his own decision. I learned about the resignation from the media," recently appointed Education Minister Stefan Vodenicharov told reporters.
The Bulgarian National Radio has noted that several Cabinet members were also surprised by the move.
Borisov, who is known for his impulsive character, allegedly made the decision at the spur of the moment.
The breaking news about the resignation came in the aftermath of large-scale protests across the country against high utility bills, leading to clashes with riot police with many injuries and vandalism.
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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