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(DF) PM Borissov Demands Resignations of Finance, Economy, Interior Ministers

July 15 (BTA) – GERB leader and Prime Minister Boyko Borissov demanded the resignations of Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov, of Interior Minister Mladen Marinov and of Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov, GERB’s press centre reported here late on Wednesday. The decision was made after Borissov’s meeting with his party’s regional coordinators, who asked of him to dismiss the three ministers in order refute the insinuations that GERB and the three ministers are directly dependent on the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and MP Delyan Peevski. According to the regional coordinators, GERB is undeservedly suffering because of the speculations about its ties with the MRF. Later in the day, Cabinet’s press centre reported that the three ministers have declared to Borissov their readiness to tender their resignations immediately and will submit the relevant documents on Thursday. GERB said in its press release that the party highly values Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov’s contribution to Bulgaria’s acceptance in the eurozone waiting room and the policy of financial stability that he carried out. Interior Minister Mladen Marinov is also praised for his Ministry’s achievements in the fight against contraband, petty crime and drug trafficking. Economy Minister Karanikolov’s contribution to the increased foreign investments in Bulgaria is also noted. RY/MY