Boyko Borisov's GERB, which is still a large political party in Bulgaria, set off its European Parliament election campaign with a massive convention on the Octave Day of Easter, in Sofia, during which its leader explained his interpretation of the New Testament.
It has been difficult to translate Borisov's statements as a proper translation requires both making sense of what the former prime minister has to say and putting it into proper language, so this time we are rendering what Borisov's ruminationsverbatim.
"Because I am a believer, todays is the Sunday of St Thomas, a very important day, do you know what the Sunday of St Thomas means? You say you know, but you don't. Incredulous Thomas doubted that Christ would rise, he said he couldn't rise, but today he conceded that Christ had indeed risen.
"This is the Sunday of St Thomas. Otherwise, no one doubted it. This is why I think that as of today, when they are looking at this hall, their legs are starting to shiver, and these sweethearts know that the Sunday of St Thomas has arrived. No one believes anymore that the BSP, the DPS and Ataka - don't let them pass, because they are very arrogant, only good things will start happening from today on. Christ has risen and we believe it."
According to opinion polls, GERB will garner about 20 percent of the 25 May vote.