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Bulgarian Ex-PM Says He Will Not Run for MEP

Politics » DOMESTIC | January 4, 2014, Saturday // 13:06| Views: 1177 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Ex-PM Says He Will Not Run for MEP Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (2009-2013). Photo by BGNES

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has announced that he will not run for a MEP seat in the upcoming European elections in May.

Borisov said on Facebook Saturday that the deputy leader of his center-right GERB party, former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, will not be on the party’s European elections ticket, either.

The former PM explained that the leaders of a party that has the ambition to return to power “should not desert from interior politics.”

“It is extremely important to vote in the European elections, since the European Parliament represents our interests before the other EU institutions,” Borisov noted in his Facebook profile.

The country’s embattled Socialist-led government has survived despite over six months of sometimes massive anti-corruption protests, with 80% of Bulgarians calling for early elections, according to a recent poll.

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