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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Nationalist Party VMRO Renews Protests against Monopolies VMRO leader Krasimir Karakachanov, photo by BGNES

Supporters of Bulgarian nationalist party VMRO, holding flags turned upside down, gathered Sunday in front of the Court Palace in Sofia for new protests against political and economic monopolies.

VMRO leader Krasimir Karakachanov, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), made clear that the party was renewing protests because the caretaker government had done nothing to terminate the contracts with power distributors.

Bulgaria's center-right GERB government resigned on February 20 after weeks of mass protests against poverty, corruption, and high electricity and heating bills.

The organizers of Sunday's protest rally argued that electricity, water, and heating bills had remained unchanged and the companies controlling monopoly power had remained unchanged.

The VMRO leader suggested that the party's only hope for achieving justice was the prosecuting authority and voiced firm support for the actions of Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov, whom he described as "the last man standing in the country".

Karakachanov went on to say that the nationalist party would also request a cancellation of the May 12 election results.

Over 10 political formations, including center-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), and marginal conservative Order Law and Justice (RZS) parties, have requested a voidance of the May 12 early elections over suspicions of fraud, asking that the matter be referred to the Constitutional Court.

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#4
Mephisto - 24 May 2013 // 07:06:57

ooops, I meant the assassination of the king of Yugoslavia (Alexander).

#3
Mephisto - 24 May 2013 // 07:04:06

longliner,

a short overview on VMRO history:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_Macedonian_Revolutionary_Organization

As you see, VMRO was indeed for most of the time of its existence a terrorist network that is responsible for countless assassinations in Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and other European countries and that financed its activities by threatening the local population in the areas that were controlled by them and extorting money for them. Very much a role model for other criminal terrorist groups, like the ETA, the Ustasha, or the IRA. Some of them sent even "fighters" to Bulgaria to get training from the VMRO hit men or they used VMRO contract killers to get the job done (for example the assassination of the Greek King and French Foreign Minister).

Typical for Bulgaria that nobody seems to care about that and people seem to consider it as normal that a group with a criminal and terrorist past (?) that never distanced itself from these crimes can run for parliamentary elections!

Welcome to Bulgaria!

#2
longliner - 23 May 2013 // 20:24:42

Weren't they behind the murders of Stamboulov and Stambouliiski?

#1
Yane - 20 May 2013 // 20:05:17

Only party I support, VMRO.

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