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Bulgaria's government u-turns, but fails to stem protests

Bulgaria's government u-turns, but fails to stem protests
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Thousands of people demonstrated in the Bulgarian capital Sofia against the the three-week old government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

The unrest was initially sparked by the appointment of Delyan Peevski as head of the security service – a 32 year-old with no security experience, but powerful family connections according to local media.

Parliament voted on June 16 to dismiss Peevski from his post – but it was not enough stop the protests.

One demonstrator said: “The politicians are really afraid. Although they say we’re not many, I believe we’re more and more each day and they’re scared.”

Many Bulgarians want better transparency from their government and more efforts to tackle corruption.

Demonstrations took place in several cities – demanding that the Socialist-led coalition steps down.

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