Presidential Elections: Bulgaria's Controversial Ex-PM 'Asked DPS for Support'

Politics » DOMESTIC | October 23, 2016, Sunday // 11:12
Bulgaria: Presidential Elections: Bulgaria's Controversial Ex-PM 'Asked DPS for Support' File photo, BGNES

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has said it was he who asked the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party to endorse him.

Oresharski, whose tenure is associated with nationwide protests and the collapse of Bulgaria's fourth-largest lender, is running has an independent in the November 06 presidential elections. 

DPS, the party of controversial lawmaker and alleged media mogul Delyan Peevski, earlier this week said it was endorsing him as the Prime Minister Bulgaria needed. Peevski was proposed by Oresharski's government as head of the national counter-intelligence agency, DANS, in the summer of 2013, triggering tens ot thousands of Bulgarians to call on the cabinet to step down.

Oresharski has told bTV's morning program that he himself called the DPS's leader, Mustafa Karadaya, saying support for him had no strings attached.

He has denied holding any talks with Karadaya on possible funding by the DPS, but has made it clear he would agree if the party lent a hand in his campaign. 

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