The Gruesome Twosome - Bulgaria's New President and Vice President

Letters to the Editor | November 24, 2011, Thursday // 14:15

At the press conference after the Presidential elections, both the winning GERB candidates were put on display and questioned by the assembled press corps about a lot of things concerning their future roles and aspirations for the jobs they had both been elected for.

The first thing that became apparent was the similarity in the answers to the questions asked that where inarticulate and monosyllabic, along with lacking any signs of charisma or enthusiasm. The dynamics were certainly missing from Bulgaria's top representatives and it doesn't bode well for the future image of their country.

Of course, the preferred candidate for the Presidency was Borisvo's lap dog (Tsvetan Tsvetanov), who had been promised the job for a long time, but due to Tsvetanov's inability to cover up some of his indiscretions, it was given to a more popular politician Rosen Plevneliev. He is similar to all the GERB cabinet that are just puppets of "The Boss" and are trained to perform in the same mind-numbing modus operandi!

Being a President or Vice President of a country normally follows a successful career in politics or diplomacy, but not in Bulgaria under the present GERB government as they continue to choose people with no experience and limited intelligence. This results in the wrong representation aboard and makes Bulgarians look stupid.

Rosen Plevneliev was unknown until Borisov elevated him into the post of "infrastructure supreme", for his high profile road building projects and comes from a construction background.

The only thing that seems to be at the top of Plevneliev's agenda, is to bring back all the hundreds of diplomats that were recently disclosed as ex communist agents / informers and replace them with GERB nominated ones.

The outgoing President Georgi Parvanov was also a former communist agent and has just completed two successful terms. For all the criticism of Parvanov being an ex communist informant, he has been the perfect diplomat and preformed his duties on the worlds stage with dignity and skill.

If all the press reports are correct, the new first lady is not so happy about her husband's elevation to his present position and they are rarely seen in public together. Also, Plevenliev is very protective of his younger wife and is not comfortable at her getting too much attention from other males.

The President and First Lady of Bulgaria should make a prefect couple to represent their country, if they are ever seen together!

Margarita Popova was previously a prosecutor and then became the Minster of Justice in the new GERB government, when they came to power in 2009. It has to be said that her contribution as the top lawyer in Bulgaria who was responsible for all the changes and reforms in matters of corruption etc, has been an abject failure and reflects badly on her ability to carry out even the simplest of reforms in the judiciary. But, she fits nicely into the kind of person that Borisov likes around him.

If you think it can't get worse consider this scenario -: Tweedledum and Tweedledee (with apoligises to Lewis Carroll) going for President / Vice President at the next elections!!

Keith Gregory

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Tags: Rosen Plevneliev, Bulgarian President, Vice President, Margarita Popova, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Boyko Borisov, GERB
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