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Bulgarian Socialist MP, MEP Candidate Leaves Parliament

Politics » DOMESTIC | April 30, 2014, Wednesday // 11:46| Views: 1114 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Socialist MP, MEP Candidate Leaves Parliament Petar Kurumbashev has filed his resignation as MP from the ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP). Photo by BGNES

Petar Kurumbashev, MP from the ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), has resigned and will leave Parliament.

Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Mihail Mikov announced Kurumbashev's decision on Wednesday, without specifying the motives.

Kurumbashev is one of the seven deputy chairs of BSP, according to reports of mediapool.bg.

He is also chair of the parliamentary environment and water committee and member of the parliamentary foreign policy committee.

He is also MEP candidate of BSP, on place four in the list of BSP, meaning that he is likely to win a MEP seat.

Kurumbashev did not need to resign as MP in order to run for MEP at the forthcoming European Parliament elections on May 25.

The motives behind the move have not been announced.

Next on the list of MEP candidates of BSP is Atanas Paparizov, a former MEP. However, several days ago he was appointed head of Bulgaria's Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.

The next name on the list of MEP candidates of ruling party BSP is Ivan Chenchev, press attaché and member of the managing board of football club CSKA Sofia.

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