Right to Privacy and Mud-slinging Election Campaign

Bulgaria Human Security in Context Reports

On 12 May 2013 Bulgaria held early parliamentary elections, a month or two before the scheduled regular vote. This happened because the centre-right government of the GERB party, led by Boyko Borisov, resigned in February after mass street protests of hundreds of thousands of Bulgarians against high electricity prices, monopoly structures in the economy, low standard of life and corrupt government. Given these developments, one would have expected the election campaign, which officially started a month before the voting day, would focus on economic issues, the fight against corruption and would witness a cleansing of the political spectrum of old faces and advent of new political actors with new ideas and platforms more open to the citizenry.

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Bulgaria Chronicle 2 – Right to Privacy Concerns amid Mud-slinging Election Campaign