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Bulgarian anti-corruption crusader PM loses confidence vote as country now faces potential fourth general election since April 2021

By Elizabeth Hearst for AMLi

Bulgaria’s anti-corruption crusader Prime Minister Kiril Petkov has been dealt a blow, after a no-confidence vote on Wednesday toppled Bulgaria’s government, potentially resulting in a fourth general election for the country since April 2021. 

Petkov, who previously pledged to tackle corruption in Bulgaria, was faced with a no-confidence vote by opposition lawmakers, after the ruling coalition lost its majority over disputes on budgets. 

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