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Interior Minister Resigns after Failed Proposal to Replace Ministry's Chief Secretary

Interior Minister Vesselin Vouchkov resigned on Wednesday after his proposal to replace the Chief Secretary of the Interior Ministry was apparently rejected by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. Opposition members described the resignation as a sign of instability in the government, but the incumbents denied the claim. Vouchkov's reason to push for the replacement of Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Svetoslav Lazarov was that the new Interior Ministry Act has set new requirements for holders of the office, which Lazarov does not meet. Vouchkov said he was resigning because he did not accept a position paper by the Legal Affairs Committee of the Council of Ministers regarding the next steps in implementing the new Interior Ministry Act vis-а-vis the Chief Secretary, said Deputy Prime Minister for Coalition Policy and Public Administration Roumyana Buchvarova, speaking to journalists.

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