Bulgarian Socialists Urge Citizens to Oust GERB Govt, Reclaim State
Bulgarian socialists have stated their support for ousting center-right party GERB from power and implementing a radical left policy during the 48th congress of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) taking place in Sofia.
BSP presented Saturday its motto of the parliamentary elections in the summer of 2013 - "Radical change for a democratic and social Bulgaria."
"The nation is melting away. Half of all Bulgarian citizens nowadays live in poverty or are exposed to risk of poverty. Inequality has become even more painful and unjust. Rampant crime is making people increasingly insecure. The grey economy is the largest sector of Bulgarian economy. Corruption is eroding society in its entirety," the pre-election program of BSP says.
BSP states its opposition to the dictatorship of monopolies in the country, which "has been looted by a handful of people", and draws attention to the exhausted economy and the "dismantled welfare state."
"Ousting GERB from power is a precondition for exiting the crisis and allowing the country to embark on a path of deep change which is anticipated in Europe" the political framework of BSP says.
BSP calls on citizens to reclaim the state by ousting the arrogant rule of GERB and voting for a change of the economic model.
Bulgarian socialists demand fair and unmanipulated elections and electoral accountability.
The socialists call for restricting the power of private monopolies and the grey economy, boosting the fight against corruption, and ensuring fair access to energy, water and other goods.
BSP vows to raise the question of a return to state-owned power distributors through buying back the majority stake of the companies or some other method.
Bulgarian socialists also insist on retaining corporate tax at 10% and the replacing flat tax system introduced during the rule of the three-way coalition government with progressive taxation.
The socialists also promise an increase of the minimum wage to BGN 450 by the end of their term in office, if voted into power.
- » Bulgaria's 6th Largest Parliament Group Dissolved
- » Rejection of Referendum Questions 'Blow to Half Million Citizens' - Bulgarian President
- » Bill on Establishing Single Anti-Corruption Unit in Bulgaria Fails to Pass 1st Reading
- » Bulgarian Parliament to Discuss Anticorruption Law at First Reading
- » Maya Manolova Elected Bulgaria's National Ombudsman
- » Anti-Corruption Inspectorate to Be Established at Bulgaria’s Customs Agency
Is this the same BSP funded by Ludmil Stoykov and Mario Nikolov, just two shady characters who are/were on trial after the OLAF investigation and caused the EU to freeze funding to the Stanishev government because of "mismanagement of European funds through corruption"? And is it also the same BSP who paid Dogan millions as a professional engineering consultant on a hydroelectric project without the guy having any qualifications? Is it the same BSP whose former interior minister was banned from entering the USA? And is it the same BSP who were forced to halt its entire development program for 21 tenders worth 160 million euros for road repairs due to "too many irregularities with the paperwork." ?
2004-09 was a shameful period of corruption in Bulgaria and these Commies just want to turn back the clock and continue whe they left off and line their own pockets.