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“PM Boiko Borisov resigned on February 20 after demonstrations against high electricity prices blocked streets” in all major towns and one protester set himself on fire.

Before stepping down he initiated a procedure to withdraw the licence of Czech state-run energy company ČEZ, the biggest electricity distributor in Bulgaria.

The crisis has also spread to the Czech Republic, which fears a repeat of the Albanian scenario. Last week, Tirana moved to withdraw ČEZ’s Albanian licence last week for the same reason.