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The Bulgarian Minister of Justice resigns due to strong criticism of the constitutional reform project

The Bulgarian Justice Minister Danail Kirilov resigned on Wednesday after protesters and opponents vehemently criticized the new draft constitutional reform, which the government is currently optimizing.

The announcement of his resignation surprised the government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who will meet with coalition partners this afternoon to decide whether or not to accept his departure and who will be his successor.

According to the newspaper ‘Dnevnik’, one of the names the president could mix up to fill the position is that of Professor Georgi Bliznashki, although he has assured that they have not contacted him at the moment.

The Bulgarian Minister of Justice resigns due to strong criticism of the constitutional reform project
The Bulgarian Minister of Justice resigns due to strong criticism of the constitutional reform project

Former Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov has condemned Kirilov’s decision, stressing that “throwing sandbags on the deck will not save the ship and will not silence the demonstrators”. He referred to the weeks of protests against the government recorded in the country.

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