Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov tenders his government resignation.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov has submitted his minority government’s resignation to parliament, the government’s press office said in a statement on Monday.


Borisov said on Sunday he would resign after his center-right party’s candidate lost the race to become the Balkan country’s next president.


“In his letter to the lawmakers, the prime minister stated that the government will continue to perform its duties until the election of a new government,” the statement said.


The collapse of Borisov’s government is likely to result in months of political uncertainty and probably trigger early elections in the spring.

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Pakistan Prime Minister To Investigate Panama Papers Claims

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced Tuesday the formation of a commission to investigate allegations made in the so-called Panama Papers that linked his family to a series of offshore companies.

“I have decided to set up a high level judicial commission headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court. This commission will decide after its investigation that what is reality and how much weight these allegations should be given,” Sharif said in a TV address broadcast nationwide.

The leaked papers, comprising 11.5 million documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, exposes how some of the world’s most powerful people have secreted their money offshore, and also implicated Sharif’s sons Hasan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz.

“Some of my friends advised me that because there are no allegations against me and that both of my sons are adults and responsible for their own affairs, I should remain separate from this issue… but my dear compatriots, I want the facts to be presented before the nation and every Pakistani should be aware of the reality of the allegations,” he said.

Among those named are three of Sharif’s four children — daughter Maryam, who has been tipped to be his political successor, and sons Hasan and Hussain — with the records showing they owned London real estate through offshore companies administered by Mossack Fonseca.

“I would ask those who repeat these stereotypical allegations and stage everyday a circus, that they go in front of this commission and prove their allegations,” Sharif said, while emphasising that his family’s wealth had been hard earned and they were being victimised.

Sharif’s son Hussain has also denied the allegations saying his family had done “nothing wrong”.

“Those apartments are ours and those offshore companies are also ours,” he said.

“There is nothing wrong with it and I have never concealed them, nor do I need to do that. It is according to British law and laws of other countries that it is a legal way to avoid unnecessary tax via offshore companies,” he told local tv channels when the Panama Papers were first released.

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Georgia Prime Minister Garibashvili Resigns

Georgia’s 33-year-old Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili resigned on Wednesday after two years on the job as the ruling coalition struggles to boost its popularity ahead of parliamentary polls next year.

“I took the decision to leave my post,” Garibashvili said in a televised address to the nation. “All posts are temporary. Only God and Motherland are eternal,” a stone-faced Garibashvili said without elaborating on his surprise decision.

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Romania Appoints Interim Prime Minister After Ponta’s Resignation

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday appointed the country’s Minister of Education, Sorin Cimpreanu, as the interim Prime Minister following Victor Ponta’s resignation a day earlier.

Cimpreanu will remain in his Education Ministry post until the parliament appoints a new prime minister and government.

Iohannis is to hold talks with all parliamentary parties before nominating a successor for Ponta who is capable of mustering a majority support.

Early elections would be called if the procedure failed to produce a government after two attempts.

Ponta resigned on Wednesday amid massive protests over a blaze at a nightclub five days earlier that killed 32 and seriously injured dozens.

The protesters blame Romanian authorities for widespread corruption which, among else, allowed venues to operate without enforcing safety standards.

Ponta had faced pressure to resign before the blaze.

On Sept. 21, Ponta became Romania’s first sitting Prime Minister to go on trial for corruption, facing charges of forgery, tax evasion and money laundering worth at least 180,000 lei (about 45,000 dollars).




Burkina Faso set to Appoint Army’s Zida as Prime Minister

Veteran diplomat Michel Kafando, just sworn in as Burkina Faso’s interim president to oversee a year-long transition to civilian rule, will on Wednesday appoint army strongman Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister, a senior officer has told AFP.

The deal has been agreed between politicians and army leaders, said the officer.

“We negotiated the post of prime minister. Everyone agrees,” said the officer, adding that the post of prime minister will “return to Lieutenant-Colonel Zida”.

“It was on this understanding that we gave the post of president … to civilians,” added the officer.

Zida was put in power in the immediate aftermath of the uprising against longtime-leader Blaise Compaore last month.

Kafando was sworn in on Tuesday and pledged he would not let the country become a “banana republic”.

The one-time foreign minister vowed to “respect and defend the constitution, the transition charter and laws and do everything to guarantee justice for all Burkinabes” as he took the oath at a televised ceremony in the capital Ouagadougou.

Poised to formally take over Friday from an interim military ruler, the 72-year-old emphasised his “humility” as a leader aware that he temporarily held “power that belongs to the people”.

“The constitution of a country holds the keys to the very organisation of the state. To change it too much leads to a breakdown in society, to regrettable upheavals such as we have recently known,” Kafando said.

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