Bulgarian President Urges Calm amid Fresh Tensions in Sofia

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian President Urges Calm amid Fresh Tensions in Sofia Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev. File photo

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has called upon all parties in Parliament to ensure stability and prevent their political confrontation from spreading into society.

Plevneliev told lawmakers to "clash with arguments, and not citizens", as they were discussing the veto imposed by him on a controversial budget update on Friday.

The President's statement came as tensions occurred between government supporters that were brought with chartered buses in Sofia on Friday and anti-government protesters in the capital.

Both the government supporters and the anti-government protesters have gathered near the Parliament in downtown Sofia. Police are making sure that no clashes erupt between the two groups.

"I call upon law enforcement authorities not to allow the peaceful actions and democratic messages of all protesters to be marred by provocations," the President declared in his statement.

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mattbg - 16 Aug 2013 // 17:03:23

president notes severe discrepancies and unexplained sums of money in socialist agenda, does the right thing in asking them to explain it before resubmitting, and then the "red thrash" say no, and ship in busloads of paid "protesters" to clash with the peaceful anti-govt protesters, and the "red thrash" like yourself claim it's all his fault???

Seedy - 16 Aug 2013 // 15:05:56

In your dreams - червен боклук!

Ivanko - 16 Aug 2013 // 14:42:34

Me thinks he better steps down.
He vetoes for nothing and stirs the public protest.

If we see Bulgarians fighting he will be the cause. Should be ashamed!

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