Ataka to Leave Bulgarian Parliament, Leader ‘Sees no Point’
Bulgaria’s ultranationalist Ataka party will not enter anymore parliament sessions, its leader Volen Siderov revealed.
Speaking to journalists, Siderov claimed that his MPs will not work within the current national assembly, which will be dissolved on August 6.
“I do not see a point in being present at the sessions, as this Parliament cannot make anymore decisions. What I am wondering though, is why BSP, DPS, and GERB are holding secret talks. Could they be working out some alternative cabinet within this Parliament?”, Siderov asked rhetorically in his usual manner.
Although not an official coalition partner of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski’s cabinet, Ataka had been key over the past year in guaranteeing the necessary 121 MP quorum for parliamentary sessions, and tacitly supported the government.
In May’s European Elections, the nationalists recorded their lowest result in recent years, 2.96% and failed to send a representative to the EP.
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A good decision. You have completed your mission in parliament so well so far. It is timely to leave it-just in the middle of the summer holidays season and a little before it goes in history.Good to say the reasons. Otherwise people battle to understand why the most needed person in parliament is leaving.
Now find a remote island in the Pacific, name it Ataka, get a psychiatrist girlfriend and do not come, please.Get a deserved holiday. We promise to think of you.
The point is when there are elections you will have disappeared.
Like you see no point in going to parliament, voters will see no point in voting for you.
Ataka live up to your name, fight, make a political deal to join the government so that it serves its term.