Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov speaks in the Parliament in Sofia February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Julia Lazarova
Bulgarian parliament accepts government's resignation
Posted : Thursday, 21 February 2013 06:27AM
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's parliament accepted the resignation on Thursday of right-of-center Prime Minister Boiko Borisov's government, which stepped down after a series of nationwide protests over high energy prices turned violent.
The move opens the way for an early general election. Both Borisov's ruling GERB party and its rivals, the opposition Socialists, have said they have no interest in participating in a caretaker government ahead of the regularly scheduled July vote.
(Reporting by Tsvetelia Ilieva; Writing by Michael Winfrey)
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