Sofia Mayor Plays Himself in Bulgarian Soap Opera

Society | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 19
Bulgaria: Sofia Mayor Plays Himself in Bulgarian Soap Opera Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov appeared in the role of himself in the soap opera "Forbidden Love". Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov appeared in the role of himself in the soap opera "Forbidden Love".

In the series, aired at the private Nova TV channel, Borissov is the special guest at a charity ball but is late for the event.

In the next scene, one of the characters, Anastasiya, tells the mayor she will forgive him for the delay if he reveals before her whether he is going to run for the prime minister's post.

After that, Borissov gives an interview for the host of a political talk show Tsvetanka Rizova, commenting life and politics in Bulgaria.

Viewers praised the capital mayor's appearance on the screen saying it was short but memorable.
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#19
Zingo - 14 Dec 2008 // 17:28:54

"Duce is an Italian word meaning leader or the second, derived from Latin word dux of the same meaning, of which Duke is a derivation. Other Italian leaders whose names derive from dux are the Doges of Venice and Genoa, and the title of nobility duca ("duke")." Wiki
Nice to see that others do read the forum. Yes, right could be leader or how you would like to express it, oops my right arm went upwards.

#18
Bill - 14 Dec 2008 // 16:48:20

Zingo:

Just to be sure, I went and checked my Italian dictionary. It defines "Duce" as commander or guide. Duke is "Duca".

#17
CreepyS - 14 Dec 2008 // 16:45:20

btw the grand father of bati boiko was executed by the commies a few days after sept 1944 and to become a loyal member of the party that killed your grand father is a bit strange for anyone who is guided by common sense principles and not by career ambitions.

#16
Bill - 14 Dec 2008 // 16:43:35

Creepy:

"And the US kept Mandela on their terrorist list until a few months ago, many years after Mandela became South African President and won Nobel peace prize."

That was probably more a case of administrative neglect than fact. Someone didn't clean up the list. I once had a collection of stupid laws which had never been repealed, and one of them is a New York law making it illegal to boil a bone!

Must be a lot of illegal soup in the state!

These things are merely administrative goof-ups, and they're always good for a laugh.

Now if Bin Laden won the Nobel Peace Prize, that WOULD be news.

#15
Bill - 14 Dec 2008 // 16:29:56

Zingo:

"Il Duce (Duke) I think"

No, "il duce" is Italian for "the leader", just as Hitler was "der FГјhrer". Same meaning in both languages.

#14
CreepyS - 14 Dec 2008 // 16:12:47

That would be the biggest joke if he never officially cancelled his BKP membership.

This may happen - one German city where G8 or EU ministers had to summon and discuss still had Hutler as a honorary citizen of the city. And the US kept Mandela on their terrorist list until a few months ago, many years after Mandela became South African President and won Nobel peace prize.

#13
xNELLIEx - 14 Dec 2008 // 16:05:47

Creep,

Maybe Boyko is still a card-carrying member of the BKP? The only one left?

#12
CreepyS - 14 Dec 2008 // 15:58:18

Zingo,

And both were commies before they became rightists - Mussolini was member of the Socialist party from 1901 to 1914 and bati boiko not only was member of the BG Communist party but when in 1990 he had to choose between keeping his membership in the commie party and remaining in the interior ministry he choose to keep the membeship and quit.

But no one wants to tell us when bati boiko became a member of the BG communist party and when he ceased his membership.

#11
Zingo - 14 Dec 2008 // 15:38:43

Sorry for a late reply Honterus,
Yes, you are right, I should be objective and not joining the Bulgarian habbit of concpiracy theories. But still, both are/were Generals, anit-communist and take a front stage in media. Though one could not compare Bate with Il Duce (Duke) I think. I'm new on this forum but been following it for some time. I'm a forigner living in Bulgaria for 18 years and what ever you might think, I love every moment in this wonderful country. Don't take me wrong I do oppose every wrong doing by the people in position, wether MP or any other, BUT it's not worse in Bulgaria than in any other EU country whatever the choir of darkness might sing.
Looking forward to following this forum.

#10
#9
Honterus - 14 Dec 2008 // 12:43:29

Zingo,

Some of the "Dear Everyone" here will say that you should have picked a Mussolini picture from a more "neutral" source like this one :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mussolini_biografia.jpg.

Otherways you are right - the resemblance is striking.

#8
Zingo - 14 Dec 2008 // 11:23:38

Dear Everyone, the moment I viewed the photo a bell was ringing or actually smack in the face. Follow the link and you get my drift. www.e-scoala.ro/istorie/mussolini.jpg

#7
CreepyS - 11 Dec 2008 // 13:17:42

bati boiko is living in reality-show soap opera in the last 25 years. The guy married the daughter of a prominent commie and later she became a very rich oligarch but she would be doing fine even if the commies didnt go down. Is it true that BB actually stole the wife of his friend who in turn married boikos ex-wife? Now thats a high class soap opera.

The bad thing is that instead of acting he will become a PM.

#6
CJB - 11 Dec 2008 // 12:13:33

"In the series, aired at the private Nova TV channel, Borissov is the special guest at a charity ball but is late for the event."

Presumably he had do a quick change out of his Batman suit first...

Borissov is a clown, but a dangerous one. Increasingly he reminds me of Berlusconi. If he becomes Prime Minister, it will be a disaster for Bulgaria.

#5
morrigan - 11 Dec 2008 // 07:24:29

This is absurd...there is no other word. Is there nothing this man will not do for publicity?

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