Opposition: Bulgarian Parliament Is Locked Out
The Bulgarian Parliament is exhibiting a complete failure to exert its constitutional powers during its last year in office, argued opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party MP Angel Naydenov.
"We are witnessing an unpecedented parliamentary lockout in which so-called "independent" MPs are running errands and party-affiliated MPs are being dismissed from their parties," said the Socialist group's vice chair.
In his interview for the Bulgarian National Radio Sunday, Naydenov was also critical of Parliament's work on Bulgaria's budget for 2013.
"The budget for 2013 does not solve any of the people's problems. There are no clear policies and priorities, and so there are no clear financial instruments to achieve any," said the socialist MP.
"That is why we offered our alternative budget framework in which we put our specific proposals for spending to boost quality of life, income, employment and education," added he.
Naydenov said that although the Bulgarian Socialist Party has not formally implemented a so-called shadow cabinet, it in effect fulfills that practice by holding standing meetings and developing specific alternative policies for all policy areas.
- » Bulgaria's MPs Pass Fiscal Council Proposal at First Reading
- » Bulgarian Parliament Gives Easter Grants to All Elderly People
- » Petition for Election Rules Referendum Brought to Parliament
- » Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council Member To Be Sacked
- » Leader of DPS Party Vows Firm Support for Bulgaria's Coalition Govt
- » Bulgarian Socialists' Leader Warns Against Substitution of Politics