Thousands Rally in Bulgaria against Election of Shady Mogul for 'FBI' Head

Politics » DOMESTIC | June 14, 2013, Friday // 19:21| Views: | Comments: 3
Bulgaria: Thousands Rally in Bulgaria against Election of Shady Mogul for 'FBI' Head Thousands joined the rally in front of the Council of Ministers in downtown Sofia. Photo by BGNES

The election of controversial businessman Delyan Peevski as the new head of Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security (DANS) has stirred outrage in Bulgaria, triggering protests in major cities.

Thousands joined the rally in front of the Council of Ministers in downtown Sofia.

Parallel rallies have also been announced in the cities of Varna, Plovdiv, Lovech, Dimitrovgrad, Burgas, Pernik, Pleven, Blagoevgrad, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Ruse, Sandanski and Kazanlak, among others.

The Parliament voted Friday to approve the nomination of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, who proposed to have Peevski, Member of the Parliament from the liberal ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) to lead DANS.

In a move, stunning both MPs from the opposition center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, of former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and parliamentary reporters, Oresharski proposed at the beginning of the sitting to have a new item on the agenda – election of new DANS Director.

The request caused outraged GERB MPs to leave plenary hall.

Oresharski then proceeded to nominate Peevski. The controversial MP was then quickly elected as the new head of the agency.

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev canceled his participation in the inauguration of the second Danube Bridge linking Bulgaria and Romania after the shocking election.

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Tags: DPS, ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, Bulgarian Socialist Party, Sergey Stanishev, Ataka, Volen Siderov, Plamen Oresharski, GERB, DANS, Boyko Borisov, Delyan Peevski, Rosen Plevneliev, protest, rallies
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Kukuriak9 - 15 Jun 2013 // 08:02:55

Komunisticheskata naglost niama granici. Tova sa nai-bezochlivite, animalistichni tvari, koito tupkaha naroda desetiletia. Sled tova suzdadoha organiziranata prestupnost za svoi mashi i sutrudnici. Konsolidiraha mediite v svoi ruce i sega po-obektivna informacia moze da se poluchava samo ot zadgranichni medii, kakto po komunistichesko vreme.

Richie - 14 Jun 2013 // 22:37:53

The real fools are those that stayed at home and let themselves be slapped in the face by these oligarchs.

longliner - 14 Jun 2013 // 21:59:42

Nice, decent, peacefull people all. Do they really believe they make any impression on the oligarchs who know they own the country, on Dogan who is firmly entrenched in his ethnic constituency and on Stanisjev with his solid old-style apparat? Probably they laugh their heads off over those "fools" who catch colds standing in the rain.

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