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Elections 2013: Atlantic Club President to Clash with Former PM Borisov

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Bulgaria: Elections 2013: Atlantic Club President to Clash with Former PM Borisov Solomon Passy is the founder and President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, former Bulgarian Foreign Minister (in the government of Simeon Saxe-Coburg (2001-2005). Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria’s former foreign minister and Atlantic Club President Solomon Passy will face off former prime minister Boyko Borisov in the elections in May.

Passy will run on the ticket of a coalition between the former king's party and the ethnic Turkish 'dissidents' in Bulgaria’s second-biggest city of Plovdiv.

Solomon Passy is the founder and President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, former Bulgarian Foreign Minister (in the government of Simeon Saxe-Coburg in 2001-2005), and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2004.

The National Movement for Stability and Prosperity and the National Party Freedom and Dignity became last week the first coalition to register for the early elections in May.

NMSP was part of the so-called three-way coalition (2005-2009). The party failed to enter the Bulgarian Parliament after the 2009 general elections.

Kasim Dal, the self-proclaimed top "dissident" from the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, DPS, and Korman Ismailov, a former head of the youth organization of DPS, founded in December 2012, new party – National Party Freedom and Dignity, NPSD.

"More than a year ago we said we will be looking for coalition allies because of the difficult situation Bulgaria is now," Hristina Hristova, leader of the liberals, said.

Korman Ismailov, leader of NPSD, said that he is likely to top the coalition's ticket in the town of Kardzhali, where the population is predominantly ethnic Turks.


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#3
MysteryHP - 6 Apr 2013 // 17:29:33

hahahahah, the Passy guy is back again. Hahahhahahah. Bulgaria needs serious people with logical ideas to fix the country. I hope Bulgaria is not returned back to such incapable people to run the country. Let's hope for new and bright ideas from new and bright people.

#2
tess1488 - 5 Apr 2013 // 21:10:47

I agree, however uncle B, well, is he not getting a touch sleazy?

#1
Al - 5 Apr 2013 // 20:59:24

What a stupid move.

Years ago, I also thought of Kuneva as a reasonable option.

Forget it.

Only one sensible option for all of us: Uncle B.

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