First Group of Vote Buyers Nabbed – Bulgaria's Interim PM

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Bulgaria: First Group of Vote Buyers Nabbed – Bulgaria's Interim PM Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Georgi Bliznashki. Photo by BGNES.

Тhe first group of people involved in vote buying has been busted, Bulgaria's caretaker PM Georgi Bliznashki announced, Tuesday.

"We need to mobilize all available resources, to carry out preventive activities, to identify persons found to have been involved in buying votes in elections held in Bulgaria in the last five years," Bliznashki said as cited by BGNES.

"The goal is to restore public confidence in our political institutions and to show the world that we are a civilized European country capable of organizing and carrying normal elections which have legitimate results," caretaker Prime Minister stressed.

Caretaker Interior Minister Yordan Bakalov on Monday vowed “no mercy’’ for vote buying at the upcoming elections and ruled out a repeat of Kostinbrod fake ballots scandal. Bakalov claimed he would personally handcuff anyone found to have bought votes irrespective of their political color.

Bakalov also said he is considering launching a Civil Board with the Interior Ministry to boost transparency in the election process but gave no details.

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Gregnose - 19 Aug 2014 // 22:05:17

Where are these people. Since when did criminals gain a press pass? When we see their faces and names then believe. Until now it's all PR, and the circle goes round and round we all go round and round.

Ms Dove - 19 Aug 2014 // 19:48:34

Sounds like an admirable proactive move of which I hope there will be many more. There are so many Bulgarians who seek civity, law and order to be disallusioned over and over. Keep the good news coming regularly to begin the process of restoring confidence and dissipating the cynicsm.

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