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Bulgarian president demands resignation of ‘mafia’ type government

SOFIA: Bulgarian President Roumen Radev on Saturday called for the resignation of the government, which he described as having a “mafia character”, after police raids on his offices during the week which Radev blamed on the prime minister.
The president’s legal affairs and anti-corruption secretary and his security and defence advisor were detained for questioning on Thursday and their offices searched as part of two separate probes into influence-peddling and disclosure of state secrets.
The searches brought thousands of demonstrators onto the streets of Sofia to condemn the raids as an attack by the conservative government and the chief prosecutor against the Socialists-backed Radev. (AFP)