Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Wednesday asked his finance, economy and interior ministers to step down amid nationwide anti-corruption protests that have rocked the Balkan country for a week.
Borissov, 61, who has been in office almost without a break since 2009, said earlier in the day he would decide at the end of the week whether his third government would stay in office until scheduled elections next spring or step down.
The announced dismissal of key ministers failed to quash public anger and thousands of Bulgarians called on Borissov and the chief prosecutor for a seventh night in a row to resign over rampant high-level graft that has weakened state institutions and benefited powerful tycoons.
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