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Commenting article: Bulgaria's PM Names Bokova as Only Nomination for UN Chief 'by Sept 26'

UNESCO head Irina Bokova is Bulgaria's single UN Secretary General candidate, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

However, he has added the government may only continue backing her candidacy if on September 26 she is not "among the first two candidates".

Borisov has made the comment before an extraordinary cabinet session that reports have linked to a possible change in Bulgaria's nomination.

His words come against the backdrop of suggestions that Sofia might seek to nominate Kristalina Georgieva, one of the EU Commission's Vice Presidents, instead.

Recent developments around Bulgaria's nomination have sparked tensions between Berlin and Moscow, with the latter arguing German Chancellor Angela Merkel had tried to talk Russian President Vladimir Putin about the possibility to back a new candidate from Bulgaria.

Ivailo Ivanov - 13 Sep 2016 // 13:37:51

It is about time for everyone to understand that there is something very wrong inside the brain of Merkel.. so yes Bokova is the better candidate.

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