Plan A: Conservative-Socialist Cabinet

Novinite Insider » OPINIONS | Author: Maxim Behar |October 5, 2014, Sunday // 21:15| Views: | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Plan A: Conservative-Socialist Cabinet

GERB won by a lot of ballots, while the BSP lost by a lot.

Six more parties are running neck and neck with leaders and this is now showing the most surprising Bulgarian elections in 25 years are providing a single plausible and intelligent opportunity – a coalition between the first two parties which could offer not just a way out of the crisis, but also show that in there are experienced and mature politicians in Bulgaria as well. The Greek and German examples are not the only ground for this point. The Parliament's present configuration shows this is the best option of the country.

A year and a half ago the state virtually fell hostage to the extremely powerful ego of two leaders who ruled the two biggest parties. Their names are no secret – Boyko Borisov and Sergey Stanishev. One could add at least seven or eight more names of politicians who vowed with utter solemnity while speaking in TV studios and other media: "Never." There would "never" be a coalition, "never" a compromise, "never" negotiations... We are all lucky that the result was not almost reiterated, though it came with the obligatory and important additional consequence: five or most likely six parties will have a strong voice in parliament to be a corrective to each and every political decision. If decisions are good, there is hardly a Bulgarian to rise against them.

This is actually also what the people decided – it is the strong ones that should govern and it is they who should seek support from the other parties to enable them to choose the best vision for Bulgaria to adhere to in the next years. This is now Plan A for our country's success.

After years of hatred, filthy political infighting, leader slips and media tours, it is precisely now that leaders have to show Bulgarians there is a uniting cause and its name is clear: Bulgaria... It is crystal clear no difference (or almost none) exists between GERB and the BSP's economic programs, it is crystal clear that no-one could even dare to put a hand on low taxes, and it is crystal clear that each of the two parties would like to stimulate the economy and to create jobs. Even this fact alone points at the need of a Plan A and nothing else. At least now.

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Tags: Boyko Borisov, Sergey Stanishev, BSP, GERB, early elections, Bulgaria
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