Breeders for Borissov: Cows and sheep brought to Parliament in support of outgoing PM

Cows and sheep were being brought to Parliament in Sofia as a gesture of support for Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, the National Association of Livestock Breeders told local media on February 21 2013.

The livestock were to be part of an event in which the breeders’ association also arranged folk dancing and playing of traditional bagpipes in support of Borissov as inside Parliament, MPs debated – apparently until the cows came home, going by the duration of discussions – the motion to accept the resignation of the government.

The gesture of support reportedly was a response to the Bulgarian government paying 840 million leva in subsidies to farmers three days earlier.

But going against the grain was the Association of Grain Producers, which said that it continued to have its suspicions about the sincerity of the government’s support for agriculture.

Inside Parliament, the opposition socialists alleged that the government was paying for buses for public expressions of support for Borissov.

(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)



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