Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has called on the government and the prosecutor-general to step down as thousands of citizens gathered in the capital and near a beach on the Black Sea to protest corruption within the nation’s elite.
Radev made the comments on July 11 after the Prosecutor-General’s Office conducted a raid of his staff members two days earlier.
The search in the presidential office came after Radev said the National Protection Service (NSO) — which is responsible for guarding the president, prime minister, and other high officials — should stop protecting Ahmed Dogan, the honorary chairman of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS).
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