Deutsche Welle Bulgarian Editor Slams PM for Dividing Nation

Domestic | July 10, 2011, Sunday // 13:24|  views

Journalist, Alexander Andreev, Editor-in-Chief of the Bulgarian section of Deutsche Welle. Photo by BGNES

The actions of the current Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, bring back memories of his teacher and example, Communist Dictator, Todor Zhivkov.

The comparison was made by journalist, Alexander Andreev, Editor-in-Chief of the Bulgarian section of Deutsche Welle, who spoke in an interview for the Bulgarian news agency BGNES.

Andreev accuses Borisov in skillfully dividing the Bulgarian society into a minority of intellectuals, deprived of any means of influence and the rest, which under Zhivkov was called the class of workers and peasants, who like Borisov and want to spend every day with him on the news.

The journalist further says that such manipulations of the public system are the trademark of people such as Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and Alexander Lukashenko, and should not be mistaken for pure populism.

"To me the "No Borisov Day" was the discovery of this clever and invisible division of society," Andreev points out, adding the selection of Vezhdi Rashidov, who, according to the journalist, is emblematic for his lack of manners, as Culture Minister, was not haphazard.

The journalist points out that the counter-action would happen slowly by education, eliminating fake nationalism from the curriculum, better pay for teachers, hiring better teachers, and improving the media environment, stressing that in the last week the country witnessed the birth of two brand new tabloids while the serious media outlets are barely surviving.

"This will be a slow and painful process until people realize that Prime Ministers such as Borisov are not the best choice for any nation," Andreev says.

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