Bulgarian Ex-President's Quiet Home-Coming

Novinite Insider » EDITORIAL | Author: Nikola Petrov |February 2, 2012, Thursday // 13:20| Views: | Comments: 1
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Ex-President's Quiet Home-Coming

Much to the indifference of many Bulgarians, the country's former President Georgi Parvanov renewed his membership in the Bulgarian Socialist Party, the formation in which he launched his political career.

Was it the severely cold weather in Bulgaria or the biding ACTA threat in the country that overshadowed the former head of state's historical return? After all, analyzers have been predicting an epic party leadership combat between him and current BSP leader, former PM Sergey Stanishev.

Well, I am inclined to believe that the reason behind the general lack of interest in Parvanov's latest maneuver is the simple fact that he is now merely a part of Bulgaria's political past. His future actions are likely to matter to fewer and fewer people.

The expected clash between Parvanov and Stanishev is unlikely to results in anything besides an exchange of old party apparatchik tricks. They are both experienced in that, but they both belong to the past.

The only relevant conclusion for anyone who is not a Bulgarian Socialist Party member is that the left-wing formation will continue being a futile alternative (if it even wants to be an alternative, that is) to the disastrous ruling GERB.

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lijop - 3 Feb 2012 // 01:18:18

is it wrong to assume that the next PM is paranov, as bulgarians have a short memory and are volatile in their voting habits? plus, with all the resources bsp has as their arsenal, could it be a possibility? gerb is not faring well even though they r doing a lot for the country,supposedly..
parvanov is no small fish, even his critics know this.:-)

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