Bulgarian Opposition Denies Organizing Anti-Govt Rally
Bulgaria’s center-right GERB, the only opposition party in Parliament, has denied having taken part in organizing Wednesday’s anti-government protest in Sofia.
Senior GERB official and former Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has described the allegations that GERB organized the transport of its supporters to Sofia as “not serious.”
He stated that the pro-GERB rally would have been much more massive if the party had deliberately organized it.
Supporters of both GERB and the ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party were seen arriving on chartered buses from all over the country in Sofia Wednesday, where a non-affiliated anti-government protest was staged once again.
Many anti-government protesters have distanced themselves from the pro-GERB group.
Wednesday marks the first day of Bulgaria’s new political season, with lawmakers returning to work amid escalating tensions.
The Socialist-led coalition government refuses to resign despite over 80 straight days of mass anti-corruption protests in the capital.
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