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Sega - Bulgaria | Monday, December 20, 2010

Get rid of all Bulgaria's ex-communist agents

Two members of the Bulgarian cabinet resigned on Monday because they were former agents of Bulgaria's communist-era secret service. The ministers in question are Bozhidar Dimitrov, a minister without portfolio responsible for Bulgarians abroad, and the deputy interior minister Pavlin Dimitrov. The daily Sega sees the resignations as just a ploy by the ruling Gerb party and calls for further resignations: "Only once Gerb has removed all ex-agents from its own ranks - in particular from the security service, the interior ministry, the criminal investigation department, the parliament, the customs authorities and the government - is it entitled to talk about this subject, beat its breast in repentance and make accusations in all directions. Anything less is just a game of cat-and-mouse with the voters. ... But the government has always lacked resolution and stamina on awkward issues, and there's no reason to expect things to be any different this time. They'll once again wait for the fuse to fizzle out before the bomb explodes."

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