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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2005, 10:25:35 AM »
This from the BULGARIAN HISTORICAL DICTIONARY [Detrez, London 1997];" Bulgarians: Slavic speaking people who emerged in the 7th through 10th centuries, when the Turkic Proto-Bulgarians and the Slavic tribes in northern Bulgaria merged.

Proto-Bulgarians: Tribe of Turkic origin, called "Bolgarians" in historical sources and originating in Central Asia....mentioned for the first time in a historical source in A.D. 354...some of them participated in Atilla's raids into Western Europe...settled in Hugary..."
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2005, 12:12:57 PM »


   Which are Premier Saxe-Coburg Gotha's chance of keeping his post for the next four years ?

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2005, 12:18:10 PM »
Latest news from Sofia that I recieve [daily] is not good. His coallition is weak,  party defections, and there are a lot of promises not kept [nothing new there- or anywhere for that matter]. Also corruption and crime have not been cleaned up.
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2005, 09:09:18 PM »
His chances are not very good.
However, I read an interview with the Minister of Defense and he said that the monarchy would be better. He is a high profile member of the cabinet, one of the important one. I am surprise that he can say something like that.

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2005, 01:05:01 PM »
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His chances are not very good.
However, I read an interview with the Minister of Defense and he said that the monarchy would be better. He is a high profile member of the cabinet, one of the important one. I am surprise that he can say something like that.


Last I read, the King's party is expected to come in a close second to the Socialists, with most scenarios pointing to the Socialists needing the King's party in a coalition government.  

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2005, 01:41:00 PM »
Hello guys,

I read that you discussed the death of Tsar Boris III.
Here is something that I read. One hypothesis is that Tsar Boris III was poisoned by Mafalda Maria Elisabetta of Savoy, sister of Tsarina Giovanna.
What I read was that she arrived from Rome to Sofia with train a few days before Tsar Boris III death. Her husband von Hesse Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel was arrested by Hitler. In order to save her husband and children she was ordered to poison the Bulgarian monarch.
Personally I do not believe of that. However, this theory exists and I wanted to share it.

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2005, 08:01:20 AM »
The socialists needs just the Turkish minority MRF party in order to form a ruling coalition but the majority may be too thin.

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2005, 09:51:33 AM »
What's new on the political situation?
Is there a new cabinet already?
What about the king?
BBC said on the election day that he might still be prime-minister.
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2005, 10:44:59 AM »
Sorry, ignore my previous post. The real situation is that the Socialists will have 82 MPs and MRF will have 34. As you can see, this is far from the 'magic figure' of 121 needed for a majority in the 240-strong Parliament.
the Socialists had consultations today with Simeon's party which will have 53 MPs. The consultations with MRF are tomorrow.
Probably neither Simeon, nor the Socialists leader Serguey Stanishev will be the new PM.

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2005, 11:10:54 AM »
What a shame! I heard Simeon is a good politician and that his government made significant improvements of the economy and the country. What do you think?
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #40 on: June 30, 2005, 02:45:38 PM »
It's true in the macroeconomic sense but this progress didn't raise the average salary and pension much.
Today the MRF leader, Ahmed Dogan, declared that he was willing to support a Socialist government and Prime Minister even without Simeoon's support. Tomorrow morning there will be more consultations between the MRF and Simeon's party, and later between the MRF and the Socialists, again.

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2005, 02:51:43 PM »
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Please, let us know what is happening.

Thank you!
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2005, 08:14:08 PM »
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Please, let us know what is happening.

Thank you!



Yes, let us know what is happening.  I have many Bulgarian friends in Florida.  Thank you for all your help in this matter.

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2005, 08:28:46 PM »
It seems Simeon can still be the future prim-minister.

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=49878
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2005, 12:05:35 PM »
Frankly, it's really a vicious circle that Bulgaria is in. The three-party coalition has regular meetings but the major question, who will be the PM, blocks the progress. On Monday Mr. Stanishev will get a mandate to form a cabinet but it's not clear what will happen. The Socialists have a way out, the ethnic Turkish MRF party and a dozen or so of other MPs may support them, so they have a chance to form a government of their own without Simeon's party, but it won't be a stable one.