Bulgarian ruling party leader vows ‘no mercy’ for corrupt

In a pledge against corruption, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, leader of centre-right party GERB, said that the party’s strongest advantage is its cleanliness, “so if I get my hands on someone – no mercy”.

Borissov was speaking on April 17 at a national meeting of GERB, since November 2014 the majority partner in Bulgaria’s coalition government.

“I have brought you together, because every one of you bears political responsibility,” Borissov told the gathering, which included Cabinet ministers, MPs, mayors and municipal councillors and party members from around the country. “Every party organisation must be so clean, crystal (clear) in the fight against corruption, that there should be no need to raise the issue with me,” he said.

“You know very well what society will not accept, don’t do it – that’s it” Borissov said.

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