President Plevneliev: Parliament to Solve Key Tasks Before Dissolution

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Bulgaria: President Plevneliev: Parliament to Solve Key Tasks Before Dissolution Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev, photo by BGNES

President Rosen Plevneliev has asked parties to overcome their differences to resolve three pressing issues before the Parliament is dissolved.

Speaking Thursday after consultations with the parties represented in Parliament, which were organized after the approval of the resignation of the socialist-led government, Plevneliev listed three key tasks for the current 42nd National Assembly.

He called on the parties to join efforts to agree on an essential update of the state budget and the budget of the National Health Insurance Fund, to approve legal changes allowing the caretaker government to sign contracts for external loans and international treaties, and to ensure a functioning Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) which inspires confidence in the banking and financial system.

Plevneliev handed a mandate to center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) to form a government, but GERB leader Boyko Borisov rejected it immediately.

Bulgaria's head of state informed that he would hand the mandate to the second biggest party, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) on Friday, after which liberal party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) would be given the opportunity to form a Cabinet.

He expressed hopes that the parties would cooperate so that the constitutional procedure is observed and the date set for the early elections, October 5, is kept and Parliament is dissolved on August 6 through a presidential decree.

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#3
EDC - 26 Jul 2014 // 10:01:04

Goodnews,
THEORY a wonderful idea but in practice your committees would not work as it would just be more HANDS IN THE POT .

KEY TASKS ,do not include sorting out the problem of accounts at KTB , People are still without money some are going to struggle very soon to put food on the table and no one is giving any information there is nothing coming from BNB or government to say how these people can survive .
The GOVERNMENT IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE and need to address this as a matter of URGENT NEEDS.

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Goodnews - 25 Jul 2014 // 10:44:45

The people must question are these politicians being paid to do work? These politicians should make their dairies public and an effective route to ensure politicians work for their wages could be to have citizen committees.

These committees would have written guidance on expectations of a politicians hours, what to expect in terms of work relative to a Code of Practice. For example if they a politician refuse to attend parliament then must prove they be working within their elected community.

Work then be published on a website.

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EDC - 25 Jul 2014 // 09:39:13

IF the parties involved do not agree to complete the tasks required before leaving office i would hope that the President orders that all the parties members have their ASSETS FROZEN .THEY RECEIVE NO FURTHER PAYMENTS OF ANY KIND ,Just as they have left the thousands of people with accounts in the KTB who now have no access to funds for daily living .If it is good enough for them to tell people to WAIT then they to can WAIT until the people VOTE in a new Government. Why should they expect to be exempt from the problem they have FAILED to solve ?