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Across the Danube River in Bulgaria, frustrations with the political establishment have also spilled over into the streets of the capital, as well as in other major cities such as Varna and Burgas. The protests, however, were not sparked by austerity measures imposed by international creditors; rather, they began as a response to the nomination of Delyan Peevski as head of the powerful national security agency. The 32-year-old media mogul, who had been prosecuted on corruption and extortion charges, was quickly removed from consideration by the prime minister, Plamen Oresharski, as the protestors' ranks swelled in numbers. Mr. Oresharski was also forced to dismiss his new deputy interior minister shortly after his appointment for alleged links to organized crime syndicates, and he withdrew the nomination for of Kalin Tiholov for cabinet minister, due to Mr. Tiholov's involvement in a construction scandal.