Bulgarian Cabinet Dismisses Nearly All District Governors

Politics » DOMESTIC | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 13:07
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Cabinet Dismisses Nearly All District Governors Right to left: PM Boyko Borisov, two of his deputies, Rumyana Bachvarova and Ivaylo Kalfin, and Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov during a cabinet meeting. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's government has decided to replace twenty-four out of twenty-eight district governors.

Only those in Plovdiv and Varna, the districts with two largest cities (except for the capital Sofia), and in Haskovo and Silistra (smaller entities to the south and north-east of Bulgaria respectively) remain in office after a Council of Ministers session on Wednesday.

So far no reasons have been cited for the move.

Bulgaria's interim cabinet, which was in office until the current government of conservative GERB and right-wing Reformist Bloc (RB) took over this month, was widely criticized for embarking on large-scale reshuffles of the administration, including the replacement of more than half of the district governors.

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