Dr. Krasimira Todorova
University of Sofia
Absract. The article aims to reveal the mechanisms of the war of the institutions during the government of Philip Dimitrov (November 8, 1991 – December 30, 1992), emphasizing its manifestation in the form of arms affairs. For this purpose, the Historical and Legal Method is used. It is established that during the short life of the cabinet, several arms scandals broke out, as the last one, the Weapons for
Macedonia affair, brought the prime minister out of power. It is proven that arms affairs become the main means of fighting between political opponents during the period under review, because they easily caused a media storm, ruined the reputation of politicians, were difficult to refute and for a long time imposed in the public consciousness the suspicion of corruption towards the persons involved in them.
For the first time, the causes of the war of institutions and its course are examined
and analyzed in detail.
Keywords: transition; arms scandals; operation Opera; operation Labrador; affair Weapons for Macedonia