Footage of the incident shows a crazed gunman jumping on stage and pointing a small black pistol close to Ahmed Dogan’s head.

Video shows the moment a politician survived an apparent assassination attempt during a televised speech in Bulgaria.

Mr Dogan – leader of Bulgaria’s Movement for Rights and Freedoms party – instinctively raises his arm in defence, but it appears the pistol fails to go off.Mr Dogan, an ethnic Turk, was speaking at the party’s conference in the capital Sofia on Saturday and was expected to announce he was standing down as leader after almost 25 years.



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