Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski

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Plamen Oresharski, Bulgaria's prime minister. While the Black Sea nation of 7.3 million people weathered the global financial crisis without bailout loans, it’s struggling to revive the $51 billion economy. Turmoil within Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski’s ruling coalition has triggered snap elections, complicating efforts to boost growth.