Bulgaria's government quits amidst economic and political turmoil

Bulgaria's government quits amidst economic and political turmoil
Bulgaria's government quits amidst economic and political turmoil

Bulgaria's government quits amidst economic and political turmoil

After protests over the high cost of energy took a violent turn, Bulgaria's populist Prime Minister Boiko Borisov denounced heavy-handed police tactics and announced that he and his government are resigning in response to the will of the people. With elections coming up in July, the former Communist bloc country is faced with weak political leadership, high unemployment amid a fierce anti-austerity backlash. Robert Castle, a Ph.D. candidate at the City University of New York and former lecturer at the American University in Bulgaria explains why he thinks Borisov’s actions are more about political opportunism than righteous indignation.