Bulgaria’s president, Rumen Radev, has backed the protests, saying Borissov and chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev should both step down and accusing them of running a “mafia” government.
Bulgarian PM promises government overhaul after anti-corruption protests. Amid the waves of protests, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on July 15 said preventing an economic crisis from erupting during the pandemic was one reason why he won’t bow to protesters’ demands and resign.
Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov, facing a no-confidence vote in parliament and anti-corruption protests in the streets, said on Thursday he may overhaul his cabinet soon. However, he insisted the government must stay in place to fight the coronavirus, Reuters reported.
The three-time prime minister said he would consider an “enormous overhaul” of his center-right cabinet after the no-confidence vote next week. The ruling party can survive it with the support of a small populist party and independent lawmakers.
Borissov said on Thursday that he had asked his finance, interior and economy ministers to step down. The move would put an end to speculation that they were under the influence of a controversial media magnate and businessman from another political party, even if the PM will not accept their resignations for now.