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Commenting article: Timeline of Oresharski's Cabinet: A Government in Constant Jeopardy

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski submitted a long-expected request to stand down on July 23, 2014 after weeks of uncertainty as to when he could take the step.

Even though developments around the South Stream gas pipeline and two of Bulgaria's major banks, attacked by a wave of rumors, deepened a crisis in governance and legitimacy, the road to a political impasse was triggered by events dating back to last summer, when a socialist-liberal government was formed to oppose center-right GERB, the party ranking first at the May 2012 early elections.

Here is a short selection of the developments which prompted a state of expectation that the cabinet is likely to step down.

Optimistic - 26 Jul 2014 // 19:58:25

Oresharski did a great job he created a government when no one else would and he led it for a year under difficult circumstances without a majority.

The elections look as though no party will get a majority so another blended government will be required.

So the BSP could be back in power again with the same partners plus some.

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