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Football: Bulgaria's ex-PM makes professional football debut

Bulgaria's former prime minister Boyko Borisov made his professional football debut on Sunday in Vitosha Bistritsa's goalless draw against Rakovski in the country's second-tier league, media reported Monday. The 54-year-old Borisov, who resigned under massive street pressure in February, made history by becoming the oldest player to appear for a Bulgarian professional club, sports website sportal.bg reported. The bulky ex-premier, who wore number 13, played 54 minutes in Vitosha's home draw.

Bulgarian government resigns amid protests

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced his government's resignation on Wednesday following days of sometimes violent street protests in the European Union's poorest member. The move paves the way for early elections, which had been due to be held in July. "We have dignity and honour. It is the people who put us in power and we give it back to them today," Borisov told parliament, adding that he would not participate in an interim government.

UPDATE 4-Bulgarian government resigns amid growing protests

* Joins list of European governments felled by austerity * PM will not seek to form new government * Election will probably be brought forward from July By Sam Cage and Tsvetelia Tsolova SOFIA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's government resigned on Wednesday after mass protests against high power prices and falling living standards, joining a long list of European administrations felled by austerity during four years of debt crisis.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Bulgarian PM resigns amid street protests

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced his government's resignation on Wednesday amid snowballing street protests in the EU's poorest member. "We have dignity and honour. It is the people who put us in power and we give it back to them today," Borisov told parliament, addng that he would not participate in an interim government. ds/stu/txw
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