Bulgaria: Bulgarian justice minister resigns amid anti-graft protests

Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Danail Kirilov has tendered his resignation, the government press office said on Wednesday, amid criticism of his efforts to stem corruption.

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, under street pressure to quit himself, will discuss whether to accept Kirilov’s resignation with his junior coalition partners in the center-right government, the press office said in a statement.

Kirilov’s resignation is unlikely to quash street protests that have been taking place daily since July, seeking the ousting of Borissov and Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev over their perceived failure to combat high-level graft.

The original full article can be found at reuters.com

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