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Commenting article: Bulgaria Needs New Political Parties

What usually happens when a country's government resigns as a result of mass protests triggered by poverty, corruption and a lack of social justice? An opposition party wins the elections.

While the second phase of this scenario is likely (though not certain) to happen in Bulgaria, few are excited by the prospect.

A great number of Bulgarians believe that the main goal of both the ruling center-right GERB, whose government stepped down last week, and the major oppositional Bulgarian Socialist Party, is to serve the oligarchs.

Seedy - 25 Feb 2013 // 21:37:10

Yeah, Tony Rees - what we REALLY need here is yet another half-baked populist party appealing to the uneducated and run by the ill-informed. Luckily most Bulgarians have too much political nous to vote for a would-be demagogue like the odious Farage and his comic-reading supporters....

Vulcho - 26 Feb 2013 // 08:54:17

***One democratic socialist paradigm is the PdL (Die Linke) in Germany, with strong support in a number of German states
***Another is the parti de gauche in France
***A third is Syriza in Greece

peterperfect - 26 Feb 2013 // 10:20:21

What Bulgaria needs first is a crusading press that is undaunted by political or corrupt "pressure" A newspaper that is truly free, courageous and crusading would stem the power of those unelected currently wielding influence over government and authorities, it would expose corruption and bring down individuals and institutions that seem, at the moment, to be untouchable. What is more is that all this could be achieved without an election. Pie in the sky maybe but life is not worth living without dreams.

Seedy - 26 Feb 2013 // 10:31:31

Yeah right, PP - unfortunately EVERY country needs this paragon of press perfection that you're dreaming of....

Chushki - 26 Feb 2013 // 12:27:33

I'm sure if Seedy and PP had their way, then a Bulgarian version of the Daily Mail would be mandatory reading for all Bulgarian citizens.

Seedy - 26 Feb 2013 // 12:39:54

Nah - but maybe "The Thoughts of Chairman Chuski" could replace "Bai Ganyo" as the epitomel of sophistication and clear thinking....

Seedy - 26 Feb 2013 // 13:00:17

...or even "epitome" ;)

Chushki - 26 Feb 2013 // 13:12:22

I agree Seedy, hopefully this would provide you with what you alcoholics call ''a moment of clarity''.

Seedy - 26 Feb 2013 // 13:49:38

If that is "clarity" then bring on the Fog of Unknowing....

Chushki - 26 Feb 2013 // 15:36:44

As your postings suggest you are in a permanently drunken stupor, and as a fully paid up member of the Daily Mail little Englander brigade, I very much doubt you would notice any difference.

Seedy - 26 Feb 2013 // 16:13:50

Chokey, I doubt you would recognise a Little Englander if he were to turn up on your doorstep complete with sola topee and gun-boat. However, please feel free to expose your ignorance of, and to, the world....

Chushki - 26 Feb 2013 // 17:28:45

Seedy, I'm sure everybody recognizes your sort - Daily Mail tucked under your tattooed arm, warm beer perched on your grotesque beer belly, and a cheap ''fag'' poking out of your rotund sweaty pink face. Oh and a penchant for loudly hectoring ''bloody foreigners'' at every opportunity.

mut - 26 Feb 2013 // 19:03:06

fantastic debate

Seedy - 26 Feb 2013 // 20:09:50

Chunky - sorry, the only part of your description which hit the mark is the bit about the beer-belly. However, I'd rather have a fat midriff like mine than a fat head like yours...

svetinator - 26 Feb 2013 // 23:56:48

In response to peterperfect's comment, I believe the Internet and social media are already changing things faster than the press could.

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