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World IN BRIEF : BULGARIA

Former Premier Is Assassinated

October 03, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

Andrei Lukanov, 58, Bulgaria's first post-Communist prime minister, was gunned down outside his home in Sofia in an assassination that reflected the growing anarchy in the impoverished Balkan country. Lukanov helped oust Communist strongman Todor Zhivkov and headed two Socialist governments until strikes forced him to step down in November 1990. He remained an important member of parliament.

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