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Bulgariaa[euro][TM]s Ex PM Borisov Piles Pressure for Snap Election.

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has demanded the immediate resignation of the countryas embattled cabinet and new snap polls. Borisov, whose opposition center-right GERB party had boycotted Parliament for several weeks until Tuesday, said a resignation would be the only move that could appease protesters.

aQuit if you want to save face,a Borisov said from the parliamentary rostrum, addressing Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

aI am sure that if you turn a deaf ear to the voice of the people, Bulgaria will end up in a very difficult situation.a

Tuesday marked the 40th straight day of mass protests against Bulgariaas Socialist-led government a and for the first time, police clashed with demonstrators.

Dozens were injured.

The series of rallies was triggered by the appointment of notorious media mogul Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) back on June 14, but the protesters were not appeased by the subsequent cancellation of the decision and went on to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet over ties with oligarchs.

Borisov and his center-right government stepped down amid mass protests back in February.
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Publication:Sofia News Agency
Date:Jul 25, 2013
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