Bulgaria's Major Opposition Party Remains Silent on Cabinet Resignation

February 20, 2013, Wednesday // 12:23
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Major Opposition Party Remains Silent on Cabinet Resignation
Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev (pictured) is yet to comment on the resignation. Photo by BGNES

The Bulgarian Socialist Party is yet to come up with an official statement regarding the shocking resignation of the country's center-right GERB government.

The largest Bulgarian oppositional party is currently holding a sitting at its headquarters, according to local news agencies.

The other major Bulgarian political parties have already commented on the news, with some of them calling for snap elections.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov made the shocking announcement Wednesday that his cabinet is to resign en masse around noon. The move follows a series of mass protest rallies against high electricity prices that morphed into wider discontent over austerity and the way the country is being run.

Borissov told MPs that his party would not be part of a caretaker government.

Bulgaria's Parliament will vote on the Cabinet's resignation on Thursday, it has been made clear.

The country's parliamentary elections have been scheduled for July 7.


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