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Bulgarian GERB/SDS MEPs in letter to EP and EC: Caretaker government is acting as President Radev’s campaign team for presidential elections

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Six Bulgarian MEPs from GERB/SDS have sent a letter to their colleagues from the European Parliament and to the European Commission stating that “the caretaker government acts as President Radev’s campaign team for the presidential elections coming up this autumn”. They write further:

“The methods they use are unfortunately the same as ones used by the communist police when repressing political opponents. (…) “Former people” (used by Interior Minister Boyko Rashov) was the expression used by the communist regime in Bulgaria to refer to the opponents of the communist dictatorship – any royal officers, lawyers, teachers, clergy, business owners, merchants and manufacturers, diplomats and former politicians. The “former people” were the ones sent to labour camps, or to death; sometimes including some of their family members.”

They write further that Mrs. Elena Ficherova, appointed as Boyko Rashkov’s Chief of Staff is “a person affiliated with Vasil Bozhkov – a gambling oligarch, who’s currently in hiding in Dubai, after 19 charges were filed against him in Bulgaria.”


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