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‘I Am ashamed of our rulers’:’ Bulgarians on why anti-government protests are Ongoing

Thousands of protesters have taken to the roads from Bulgaria to protest alleged government corruption, together with several calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Boïko Borissov, his center-right authorities and the main prosecutor.

The demonstrations in Sofia on Wednesday were the 14th successive day in which protesters were calling for change.

“I am here because I’m embarrassed. I am ashamed of our rulers, of the behavior, of the arrogance. This needs to change,” said Anna, one of the protesters from the capital.

“One of our aims would be to snap elections. Following that, we ought to focus on serious proposals to amend the constitution, and most importantly, we need the prime minister and the chief prosecutor to resign,” said Arman Babikyan, one of the demonstration organizers.

Radev accuses Borissov of getting”connections with all the oligarchs”.

“Bulgaria should develop into a state with the rule of law about the Western European version. We have been speaking about this for 30 decades, which can be more or less my entire lifetime,” another protester, Alexander informed Euronews.

Governance watchdog Transparency International ranks Bulgaria since the most corrupt of the 27 countries in the EU.

Many young people in the demonstration said they also wished to have the ability to reside in Bulgaria but now we’re leaving for other opportunities.

“We are leaving to study in Vienna next month due to better education and greater cover from the areas we will most likely be operating in,” Slav, another protester, said.

Borissov has refused to resign and states he’ll continue his third term as prime minister before general elections in March 2021.

This week Borissov endured a no-confidence vote in parliament – the fifth one because the government came to power.