2013 has revealed the hidden face of Bulgaria: a nation worn down by poverty and corruption. As Bulgarians go to the polls on May 12th, our reporters follow the main candidates on the campaign trail and look at a recent wave of tragic suicides by self-immolation. Meanwhile, MEP Ivailo Kalfin takes us to a local hospital to discuss the country's healthcare system and shares the secrets of a new form of solidarity, "suspended bread".
Presenter: Christophe Robeet
Editor in chief: Caroline de Camaret
Producer: Alix Le Bourdon
Reporter: Julie Dungelhoeff
Images: Olivier Molinari, Alix Le Bourdon
Editing: Max Paquereau, Audrey Le Narvor, Delphine Mironenko