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A man walks next to election posters of the former Bulgarian prime... News PhotoAdult,Bulgaria,Candidate,City,Effigy,Election,Former,Horizontal,Leadership,Legislative Election,Men,Political Party,Political Rally,Politician,Politics,Poster,Prime Minister,Right-Wing,Satellite Dish,Sofia,WalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA man walks next to election posters of the former Bulgarian prime minister and leader of conservative GERB party in Sofia on May 9, 2013. A winter of discontent in Bulgaria, when mass protests forced out the government, could give way to a spring of political deadlock and instability after elections on May 12 in the EU's poorest country. Five Bulgarian opposition parties said on May 7 that they have commissioned a parallel independent count of votes in Sunday's snap parliamentary election because of worries about irregularities. AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV (Photo credit should read NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)