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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bulgaria Seeks New PM

SOFIA () -- Bulgaria's governing Socialists fiercely debated Monday who should replace Prime Minister Zhan Videnov, who resigned under criticism of his economic policies.


Videnov created turmoil at the congress with an announcement Saturday that he and his Cabinet were stepping down and that he was also quitting as party leader. With the Socialists holding the majority of seats in parliament, it was clear that the next prime minister would also be one of their own. Still, the resignation led to fierce debates.