A refugee from an oppressive government.
- In contrast to the earlier immigrants, the postwar émigrés were primarily political refugees and professionals who left Bulgaria with no expectation of returning.
- Secondly, the attempt to draw an absolute distinction between economic and political refugees is impossible, given the complex interaction between the two factors.
- A small number of refugees were sent home as they did not qualify as political refugees and for resettlement in other countries, but were only economic migrants.
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Syllabification: po·lit·i·cal ref·u·gee
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