The title of a recently released Al-Jazeera article is “Bulgaria rallies continue as government quits” (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/02/201322073222598897.html).
“Protests have continued in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia after Prime Minister Boiko Borisov announced the resignation of his government”.
“Around 2,000 people marched towards parliament on Wednesday (February 20 2013), separated by policemen from a group of Borisov supporters who called for his return to power”.
“The government resignation came after 10 days of nationwide protests against high power prices and falling living standards”. This is legit. People simply want to LIVE A DECENT LIFE.
“as he announced the SURPRISE (?) resignation”, Borisov told parliament: “It is THE PEOPLE who put us in power and we give it back to them today (February 21 2013)”. Again “the people” sounds exactly like what GIGI IBRAHIM (gsquare86) would say. Also people SHOULDN’T BE “surprised” unless we’re talking about POLITICIANS who want to cling on to power for SPECIAL INTERESTS.
“Alexander Marinov, a protester, said the people’s DISCONTENT had REACHED ITS PEAK“. “THIS CANNOT CONTINUE. We removed Borisov, who was the smallest trouble, but the others are still in power, that is why we will CONTINUE TO FIGHT“. Again, “continue the fight” sounds like GIGI IBRAHIM (gsquare86).
“The country is THE POOREST in the European Union (EU), and unions say the unemployment rate is up to 18 percent” which is STAGGERING.
“Tens of thousands of people staged daily rallies across the country, shouting “Mafia!”, “GARBAGE!” and “RESIGN!” Again these scenes are reminiscent of the ARAB revolutions.
“VIOLENT CLASHES between protesters and police on Monday (February 18 2013) and Tuesday (February 19 2013) left 28 people injured” in scenes reminiscent of THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS.
“Borisov told parliament” “I WILL NOT participate in a government where THE POLICE BEAT PEOPLE UP or where THREATS FOR protests replace POLITICAL DIALOGUE (?)” IS THERE ANY “political dialogue” here? Borisov is making it sound like he is THE VICTIM here/in this case.
“Stoyen Georgiev, a local reporter, told Al Jazeera from Sofia that the protests were less about the electricity rate, which is among the lowest on the continent and more about SALARIES”. “Bulgaria is getting THE LOWEST wages in THE WHOLE European Union” which, of course, is a HUGE problem because people need to LIVE A GOOD LIFE and of course, “THE LOWEST wages in THE WHOLE European Union” ADVERSELY affects people’s quality of life.
Finally, according to student Borislav Hadzhiev, 21, (speaking) in central Sofia, “He MADE MY DAY. The truth is that we’re living in an EXTREMELY POOR country“.
Bulgaria is the latest country to experience unrest/upheaval from AUSTERITY MEASURES arising from/as a result of THE FINANCIAL CRISIS after GREECE. The ARAB unrest now seems to have SPREAD TO Bulgaria, which is another country which SHOULD BE a “parliamentary democracy” (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria ). As we know, the civil war in SYRIA has spilled over into countries such as LEBANON, which also SHOULD BE a “parliamentary democracy” (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon), but has been infiltrated by ASSAD loyalists.