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Edits by 69...
- Anon IP starting with 69 has made some very POV-ish, very OR-ish, very unsourced edits here (probably because s/he doesn't know about WP:NPOV, WP:V and WP:NOR yet). Parts of the following probably can be included in the article if supported with WP:RS. --184.108.40.206 23:57, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
In 2006 Parvanov admitted that before 1989 there has been a file on him at the former Security Service (Darzhavna Sigurnost, or DS) under the nickname Gotze. The file did not prove that he has been actually an agent at the DS. This admission didn't decrease significantly his ratings prior to the October 22, 2006 presidential elections.
On the first round of elections he was first by virtue of the turkish ethnic vote; 30,000 people voted in turkey, and another 300,000 in Bulgaria itself voted for Parvanov; those were people from the turkish ethnic community. He was elected with only 20% of the people who could vote, and 100% of the ethnic turkish vote. In the USA, where there are at least 1 million bulgarians who can vote, there were only 7 places one could vote; in turkey, there were 45. The bulgarians living abroad have been disenfranchised by their own countrymen, who count on the turkish to help them get elected. He is widely seen as a protector of the status-quo with giving the anti-bulgarian party of the turkish minority the right to form a cabinet; he is in favor of more rights to the minority, which has resulted in reverse discrimination versus native bulgarians, who are forced to flee the country. In the region of Kardjaly, discrimination is widespread. Bulgarians cannot get jobs, if they don't speak turkish(!!!) or if there's a turk also applying for the same position!!! The policy of the DPS is to get a total control over parts of Bulgaria, in order to partition the country (in Kosovo style), and eventually add chuncks to Turkey. Parvanov is a big help in that direction.
Ran for re-election in 2006. Won the first round with 65 per cent of the vote on Oct. 22. That 65% represented mostly the turkish vote and the senior citizens' vote. As turnout was less than 30%, he will have to face runoff on Oct. 29 against pro-bulgarian Volen Siderov, who is seen as a protector of bulgarian national interests, and an avid anti-crime and anti-corruption fighter.
* Most people will not go to vote on the 29th, since they're dissatisfied with Parvanov, yet they do not want to elect someone who actually cares about Bulgarian interests
- Member of DPS (Dvijenie za Prava i Svobodi); an anti-constitutional party which represents the interests of Turkey in Bulgaria
- Honorary member of Erdogan's islamic party
- Avid collector of Attaturk memorabilia
- Junior spelling-bee champion in turkish, Ankara 2001
He has given up to special interests; corruption rages unchecked under his rule; High-profile murders are an everyday event on the streets of the country; Drug money, prostitution, people trafficing are abundant during his reign. Under his rule, the elderly have lived on $30 a month, barely surviving, if at all. He has put into action his grand plan to incrase pensions to $40 a month in his next term. Parvanov helped in the creation of a three-party socialist-kiberal-ethnic (Turkish party) coalition in Bulgaria which has formed government on August 16, 2005.
Well, seems like a lot of statements are being made on Parvanov without a single quote testifying them... Come on guys, this is an encyclopaedia, not a Bulgarian newspaper. --Amigov 18:59, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
With regard to Parvanov's collaboration with the Secret Service, user 220.127.116.11 has repeatedly added the following comment: "It makes him a totally unacceptable and illegitimate head of state of a country - member of EC and NATO." Parvanov is not "illegitimate" beacuse there is no law in Bulgaria banning former secret agents from occupying high state positions. As for whether he is acceptable or not, this is not a matter of discussion in an encyclopaedia article. This is why I'm saying some people mistake Wikipedia for a newspaper. At the same time they obviously don't read newspaper too often, otherwise they would know that EC has been known as EU for some time now... --Amigov 11:52, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
In the current version of the article, Parvanov's past as a secret agent is placed in the lead. I don't know anything about this figure, but I wonder if undue weight is not being placed. The question to ask is: is the secret agent past the defining aspect of Parvanov's presidency? Or has he other contributions, policies, and agendas that are more significant that what he did pre-presidency? If the latter, the secret agent material should be moved out of the lead into its own section, and the lead should be expanded to summarize the life and impact of this person as per Wikipedia MoS on lead sections and BLPs. Robert K S (talk) 05:47, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
- Letter an Angela Merkel with regard election of Parvanov , moved here from the main article by Veni (talk) 11:07, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Neutral point of view...
- I think you were right. I've been engaged in a slow revert war with a vandal for some time now and this is actually the first time I read the whole article. It was full of poorly written accusations which did not comply neither with BLP nor with NPOV guidelines. I've removed most of the stuff and if anyone wants it back, he surely needs to do better. --Laveol T 22:24, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Language and tone
Apart from general grammar, style and orthography corrections, there is a need of corrections in the tone used in this article. At certain spots it sounds more like a commentary. - ☣Tourbillon A ? 14:35, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
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