Bulgaria First Couple, VP Leave Office Cheered by Citizens

Domestic | January 22, 2012, Sunday // 13:06|  views

Bulgaria's outgoing President Georgi Parvanov, his wife Zorka Parvanova, and his VP Angel Marin have now officially left the Presidency Building in downtown Sofia.

This is the last part of the Sunday inauguration ceremony for new Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and aide Margarita Popova.

Parvanov and Plevneliev gave speeches at the Unknown Warrior monument in Sofia, went to the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, upon which they headed to the Presidency to hand down the office.

Upon leaving, President Parvanov was cheered by citizens assembled in front of the building, who handed him flowers.

"My last words as President will be words of thankfulness and gratitude for all those who understood and supported me. The judgement of history is forthcoming," said Parvanov.

Plevneliev's first meetings as President of Bulgaria will be with EU Regional Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn and EU Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva Sunday afternoon.

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Tags: Georgi Parvanov, Rosen Plevneliev, Zorka Parvanova, Angel Marin, Margarita Popova, Johannes Hahn, Kristalina Georgieva, president, VP


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