Bulgaria’s Borissov again admitted to hospital with high blood pressure

Boiko Borissov, prime minister of Bulgaria pending the appointment of a caretaker government amid the country’s continuing political crisis, was on March 3 2013 again admitted to hospital because of high blood pressure, authorities at Lozenets government hospital in Sofia said.

Borissov was admitted to hospital at about 1pm on March 3, Bulgaria’s national day and a Sunday that again saw tens of thousands of Bulgarians turn out for nationwide protests to press home a range of demands connected to cost of living and demands for changes to the political system.

He had been admitted to Lozenets hospital with high blood pressure on February 25, the day that – as leader of the GERB party – Borissov formally declined a mandate offered by President Rossen Plevneliev to form a government. In the ensuing days, that week’s Cabinet meeting was twice postponed because Borissov still was in hospital, finally meeting on Friday after he was discharged.

Hospital head Lyubomir Spassov said on March 3 that Borissov was still under observation and his blood pressure was still high, though it was expected that it would normalise.

After his February 25 admission to hospital, it emerged that Borissov had been diagnosed with high blood pressure and associated ischemic heart disease two years ago. His party has said that should GERB again win the largest share of seats in early elections, now to be held on May 12, Borissov would return as prime minister.

(Photo: Council of the EU)



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