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Commenting article: 'Irina or Kristalina?' A UN Rivalry Fuelled by an Indecisive Bulgarian Government

"I don't remember either the Bulgarian Socialist Party or Parvanov - or Oresharski - coming and asking the biggest party when they were to submit a candidacy. Did anyone come and ask me, ask for my opinion or for that of GERB? No."

That was what Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told reporters when asked about a no-confidence motion being prepared by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP). Plamen Oresharski and Georgi Parvanov were a former Prime Minister and a former President, respectively. 

The socialist opposition wants to submit the motion in “retaliation” to Borisov's decision to replace the candidacy of Irina Bokova, the head of UNESCO, for the office of UN Secretary General. Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commission Vice President, was tipped as a possible “late entry” for months, since Bokova became the official candidacy in February. Russian officials even argued that in March she approached them to study whether they would back her as a Bulgarian if she ran.

Ivailo Ivanov - 30 Sep 2016 // 22:59:06

The World bank and the EU commission (extension of the World bank) prefer Crystalina.. but it most likely will not be enough for her to become UN secretary... it will only emphasizes the obedient behavior of Borisov and Plevneliev and the real power Soros\'s organization in Bulgaria....

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