Oligarchs Plot to Oust Bulgarian PM from Power - Analyst

Domestic | February 28, 2012, Tuesday // 12:38|  views

Ognyan Minchev (L) speaking at a forum organized by the Political Science Department of Sofia University. File photo, BGNES

Powerful actors in Bulgaria are at present conspiring behind the curtains to block center-right GERB party of PM Boyko Borisov from getting a second term in power, commented political analyst Ognyan Minchev.

Tuesday the well-known Bulgarian political commentator gave an interview for Nova TV, saying that influential groups of what he described as "oligarchs" would not like to see a second term by Borisov following general elections in 2013.

"In Bulgaria surprises are being prepared by some 200 families from the oligarchy," said Minchev.

He clarified that such actors would like to see a coalition government to facilitate abuses with power and illegal benefits.

Minchev also said that as part of the plot, a new powerful political movement might well be constructed to take the lead from GERB.

Speaking for Nova TV, other influential political comentators said that Bulgarians are poised to face impoverishment in the following months leading into elections in the summer of 2013.

They also concurred that the situation is ripe for a new political movement or party that could change the configuration of power in the country.

Ognyan Minchev is associate professor of Political Science at Bulgaria's Sofia University and one of the respected comentators of Bulgarian political life at home and abroad.

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