How chat show host Trifonov lost Bulgaria’s election

How chat show host Trifonov lost Bulgaria’s election

SOFIA — Popstar and TV chat show host Slavi Trifonov lost Bulgaria’s election this week, a month after having won it.

In four weeks of acrimonious attempts to corral potential allies together into a majority following the vote on July 11, Trifonov couldn’t win round a growing legion of skeptics questioning his sincerity on tackling top-level corruption. 

This means the Balkan country now faces the prospect of its third general election since April.

“We will not allow the long arm of GERB and the MRF to clout the future government,” said Maya Manolova, one of the leaders of Rise Up, BG! Striking a similar tone, Hristo Ivanov, one of the leaders of Democratic Bulgaria, called for candidates who “bring trust rather than raise questions.”

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https://www.politico.eu/article/slavi-trifonov-election-bulgaria-government-coalition-majority-corruption/