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Bulgaria charges ex-interior minister in wiretapping scandal

SOFIA (Reuters) - A former Bulgarian interior minister was charged with abuse of power on Wednesday in a wiretapping scandal that has damaged the public's trust in politicians.Full story

Bulgaria's largest party will not try to form government

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's largest party GERB declined on Thursday to try to form a new government, opening the way for the rival Socialists to put together a technocrat administration and end a political impasse. Full story

Rightist GERB has lead in Bulgaria vote: exit polls

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian center-right party GERB held the lead in a Sunday election prompted by widespread protests, exit polls showed, and would have first chance at forming a government. Full story

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Borisov, leader of centre-right GERB party, reacts before his meeting with Bulgarian President Plevneliev in Sofia
Borisov, leader of centre-right GERB party, reacts before his meeting with Bulgarian President Plevneliev in Sofia

Boiko Borisov, leader of centre-right GERB party, reacts before his meeting with Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev in Sofia May 17, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Bulgarian President Plevneliev poses with Boiko Borisov, leader of centre-right GERB party, before their meeting in Sofia
Bulgarian President Plevneliev poses with Boiko Borisov, leader of centre-right GERB party, before their meeting in Sofia

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev poses with Boiko Borisov, leader of centre-right GERB party, before their meeting in Sofia May 17, 2013, as part of the president's talks with leaders of the four parties which will be represented in the next assembly. Plevneliev will convene parliament on May 2