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BBC: Bulgaria May Face New Elections

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Bulgaria: BBC: Bulgaria May Face New Elections Bulgarian went to the polls at snap elections May 12. Photo by BGNES

By the BBC.

Bulgaria's president has said another early election should take place to deal with daily anti-government street protests.

"If nothing else helps, if there are not even attempts to reach agreement, then the only democratic solution is elections," Rosen Plevneliev said.

The parliament, not the president, has the power to call new elections. Bulgaria has been in political turmoil for months. The current government took office after a snap election in May.

"There have been incessant protests in Bulgaria for 22 days now and I still do not see politicians making a clear effort to take notice of what is happening and explain to the nation in plain terms what they will do about it," President Plevneliev complained in a national address.

The latest demonstrations, by thousands of people in the capital Sofia and other cities, erupted in mid-June over the controversial appointment of a media mogul, Delyan Peevski, as head of the national security agency.

Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, who heads a Socialist-led coalition, later revoked the appointment and apologized, but protests against his coalition government continued.

His predecessor as prime minister, Boyko Borisov, resigned in February after big street protests about high electricity prices, austerity measures and mismanagement.

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