Notorious Bulgarian Ethnic Turk Stages Pre-Election Circus

Domestic | August 5, 2011, Friday // 13:36|  views

Notorious Bulgarian ethnic Turk, Yuzeir Yuzeirov, arrived dressed in a jacket and boxers to register his brother as presidential candidate, saying this was a sign of protest against the authorities refusing the legalize his Muslim party. Photo by Sofia Ph

The sidewalk in front of the office of Bulgaria's Central Election Committee, CEC, became Friday the witness of a real crowd of presidential hopefuls wishing to register.

The show began with the almost simultaneous arrival of the delegations of the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party, of the far-right, nationalist Ataka, of the independent candidate, Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's first EU Commissioner, formerly from the party National Movement for Stability and Prosperity, NMSP, of ex King and Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg, all along with the notorious Yuzeirovi brothers, founders of the illegal Muslim OTOMAN party.

The what was reported as "The Tower of Babylon," was prompted by the fact CEC began registering Friday the presidential candidates.

The most interesting show was staged by Yuzeir Yuzeirov, who arrived dressed in a jacket and only boxers underneath. He told the media the attire was a sign of protest against the authorities refusing the register his Muslim party. Yuzeir is the Head of the Initiative Committee for the nomination of his brother Ali to run for president.

After he was not allowed to enter the building, Yuzeir put on a pair of pants, handed to him by Ali. Ali said he was submitting a list with 21 signatures for registration, knowing full-well CEC will reject them.

GERB, led by Deputy PM, Interior Minister, and Head of the party's Campaign Headquarters, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, were once again the very first to arrive with Tsvetanov praising members of the youth organization of GERB for the initiative to guard the building's entrance and to not allow anyone to register before the ruling party.

Tsvetanov declined revealing the party's nomination for president and commenting on any hypothesis such as the name of GERB's top rated minister – the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, Rosen Plevneliev. The Deputy PM pointed out the main rival and adversary of his party in the upcoming October 23 elections will be the opposition, left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and everyone who would support the Socialists' candidate.

Tsvetanov further informed he was planning to go on paid or unpaid leave as Interior Minister when Election Day approaches and bashed Yuzeirov for the staged show, saying this was total disrespect for the institutions.

Kuneva's initiative Committee, represented by people such as former Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister from the NMSP quota, Daniel Valchev, and former star volleyball player, Plamen Konstantinov, arrived at 9:20 am, but Kuneva was not present.

The Initiative Committees of different political forces with presidential nominations are in a hurry to register with CEC since only then they can begin collecting signatures for the registrations of the candidates and campaign funds.

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Tags: Meglena Kuneva, Ataka, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, NMSP, GERB, nomination, candidate, president, elections, OTOMAN, Muslim party, register, boxers, Yuzeirov, Aki, Yuzeir, ethnic Turk, BSP, CEC, Rosen Plevneliev


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