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Bulgaria / 01-08-2013

Bulgarian Rapper lashes out in antisemitic rant against Ex-FinMin


Sofia - Bulgarian rapper Misho Shamara burst out in an Antisemitic rant against former Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov on the air of a Bulgarian TV channel on Wednesday.


The Bulgarian rapper, who recently proclaimed himself as a supporter of the Socialist-led cabinet of PM Plamen Oresharski, outraged the public of Bulgarian TV channel TV7 with his remark against Djankov.


"It is normal for a budget prepared by Simeon Djankov to be revised. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin," said Misho Shamara on the air in TV7.


The Bulgarian rapper's antisemitic expression was cited by the Bulgarian information agency "Blitz".


The TV presenter did not have any comments and reactions towards Shamara's statement.


Massive anti-government rallies in Bulgaria started in June 14, with protesters demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet of Plamen Oresharski over suspected ties with oligarchs.


New Finance Minister Petar Chobanov, decided in mid-July it was necessary to revise the budget prepared by Simeon Djankov, Finance Minister in the previous Cabinet of the center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB.