Bulgarian government faces no-confidence vote amid protests

Bulgarian government faces no-confidence vote amid protests

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s center-right government will face a vote of no-confidence brought by the left-wing political opposition Wednesday, its fifth since taking power in 2017.

The Socialist Party is accusing the government of failing to uphold its promises to eliminate high-level corruption and instead acting in favor of oligarchs.

The opposition Socialists, riding high on week-long anti-graft protests that brought thousands of people into the streets of towns across Bulgaria, are hoping to regain power.

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Party leader Kornelia Ninova called on the protesters to support the no-confidence motion by assembling in front of the parliament building during the vote, which is likely to be held at the end of next week.

“Today, we introduced the calls of the people on the street for no-confidence in the government to be voted in parliament,” Ninova said.

Thousands of mostly young Bulgarians took to the streets for the seventh day in a row to protest against

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