Today's Quote: Non-BulgariaQuotes | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 15:44| views
Daniel Smilov. File photo, BGNES
"In non-Bulgaria, the main quality required of a politician is not to be a politician. He or she can be a pilot, but also [Nikolay] Barekov. It is good for him or her to be [Veselin] Mareshki, it is bad to be Churchill, but the worst thing is to be Merkel.
The fate of [outgoing PM] Boyko Borisov illustrates this theorem - the more he becomes a politician, the lesser are his charisma and parliamentary presence. Feeling the negative side effect of his own professionalization, the protagonist gets onto an SUV and goes to take people out of the snowpiles near Karnobat with his bare hands: this is how in a moment from a politician he turns into a "saviour"."
Political scientist Daniel Smilov has published an analysis of what he calls "non-Bulgaria" - a collective term for all forces that resist change for the better.
The occasion is apparently the newly emerged Yes, Bulgaria party, which vows to wipe out corruption, but also the Reload Bulgaria party of MEP Nikolay Barekov, who was mentioned in the quote. Both appeared on the same day - Saturday, January 08.