Borissov dumps four ministers as Bulgarian protests ramp up

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Bulgaria’s prime minister Boyko Borissov on Thursday dismissed the ministers of finance, financial system, the inside and tourism.

Since July 9, 1000’s of demonstrators have known as for Borissov and chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev to resign amid claims of corruption and felony connections. President Rumen Radev has backed the protesters as properly.

In the previous few days, protesters have tried to quickly blockade components of the capital, Sofia. Friday marks the 16th day of the unrest.

Borissov has been in energy since 2009 and his third time period is ready to finish in March subsequent yr. He stated he wouldn’t resign as a result of, if he had been to fall, the opposition socialist get together, with its historical past of corruption scandals, would lose Bulgaria’s entry to European funds, because it did in 2008.

Earlier, Borissov had promised a “massive” cupboard reshuffle. Protestsers weren’t glad with the newest resignations, as they demand the resignation of the entire cupboard. Opposition politicians in contrast the adjustments within the cupboard to altering the chairs on the deck of the sinking ship Titanic.