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Tens of thousands of opponents and supporters of Socialist-led government rallied underscoring the widening political divide and uncertainty in the European Union's poorest country. Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski pledged to stay in power and push with reforms to help the most disadvantaged and raise incomes at a rally organized by the Socialists and their junior coalition partners, the ethnic Turkish MRF party in Sofia. In a separate rally in Bulgaria's second largest city, Plovdiv, thousands of supporters of the main opposition GERB party demanded government's resignation and early election, accusing the government of incompetence and graft. Political analysts said the rallies can deepen the divisions.