Bulgaria's DPS Party Appoints Five Deputies

Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 07:56|  views

DPS Chair Mustafa Karadayi (R-1) with three of his new deputies, Filiz Hyusmenova, Aliosman Imamov, and Yanko Yankov. Photo: BGNES

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has picked five people as deputies to Mustafa Karadayi, who was recently elected as chair of the third-biggest party in Bulgaria's Parliament.

New Deputy Chairs include MEP Filiz Hyusmenova, Parliament Deputy Speaker Aliosman Imamov, MPs Yanko Yankov and Ahmed Ahmedov, and Kardzhali Mayor Hasan Azis.

Karzdhali is the biggest regional center with a majority of Bulgarian Turks.

The DPS, for its part, is liberal, ethnic Turk-dominated party which recently underwent leadership change, with its former chair Lyutvi Mestan being expelled last year after openly siding with Turkey on the downing of the Su-24 fighter-bomber.

It is also Bulgaria's second-biggest opposition party.

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Tags: DPS, Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Mustafa Karadayi, Filiz Huysmenova


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