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Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Lyutvi Mestan, left, Plamen Oresharski, and BSP leader Sergei Stanishev.
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July 23, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The much-anticipated formal resignation of the Bulgarian cabinet, nominally headed by Plamen Oresharski, drew only scant reactions from Bulgaria’s largest political parties. The resignation comes after weeks of speculation about […]

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Jubilation among anti-government protesters after resignation of Bulgaria’s ‘Oresharski’ cabinet: Photos

July 23, 2014, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Four hundred and five days after they began, public protests in Bulgaria demanding the resignation of the government turned to jubilation as confirmat ...

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Bulgarian government tables resignation in Parliament

July 23, 2014, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer and Alex Bivol

The Bulgarian cabinet nominally headed by Plamen Oresharski tabled its resignation in Parliament shortly before 6pm on July 23 2014. It is probable th ...

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Bulgarian Cabinet resignation – what happens next

July 23, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Plamen Oresharski formally resigned as prime minister on July 23, after weeks of speculation and – in certain quarters – anxiety about whether h ...


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    The ‘Oresharski’ cabinet’s disputed legacy
    July 23, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The resignation of the Bulgarian cabinet sees a predictable deep dispute among rival political camps about its legacy. The subject of widespread public demands for its resignation soon after its […]

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    Bulgaria central bank governor snubbed on resignation offer
    July 23, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian political parties gave short shrift to Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) governor Ivan Iskrov’s offer to resign his position, which he made in a letter to Parliament Speaker Mihail Mikov […]

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    Bulgaria central bank governor offers to step down
    July 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) governor Ivan Iskrov said on July 22 that he was ready to submit his resignation if the country’s lawmakers were prepared to swiftly designate a successor […]

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    Bulgarian government ‘to resign on July 23′ (updated)
    July 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    After a number of senior political figures linked to Bulgaria’s ruling axis indicated that they expected that the government would resign on July 23, Bulgarian Socialist Party parliamentary group head […]