Bulgaria Protests Appointment of Media Mogul as Security Chief

Image: Bulgaria Protests Appointment of Media Mogul as Security Chief Protesters shout anti-government slogans outside the government headquarters in downtown Sofia, Bulgaria, on June 14, 2013, during a protest against the appointment of the new head of the DANS national security agency.

Monday, 17 Jun 2013 02:00 PM

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Protests have broken out in Bulgaria over the appointment of a new security chief last week. But while the nation's prime minister admitted his choice was a mistake, he said his government will not resign over it, The Associated Press reported.

Thousands took to the streets of the capital, Sofia, and other cities demanding the government resigns over the appointment of Delyan Peevski, a media mogul, as the head of the national security agency.

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Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski said the Parliament's decision on Friday to appoint Peevski was a mistake, and he will consult the public before the new chief is put in place.

Oresharski said Monday that he has accepted Peevski's resignation. Parliament now needs to hold a vote to formalize that decision.

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