Bulgarian Ex-PM Urges Embattled Govt to Resign
Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has once again called upon the Socialist-led government to resign amid ongoing anti-corruption protests.
Borisov told Parliament on Wednesday that the rulers are “losing support”, urging them to step down so that the nation would “calm down.”
The former PM reminded that his party emerged as winner in the May early election.
“Mr. Stanishev, bear in mind that you have never defeated us in any election since you became leader of your party,” he said, referring to Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev.
Borisov criticized the government over what he described as “reckless appointments.”
“Come on, resign, so that everything in the country can go the right way,” he said.
Wednesday marks the first day of Bulgaria’s new political season, with lawmakers returning to work amid escalating tensions.
Anti-government protesters and government supporters have both gathered outside the Parliament in downtown Sofia, with the latter arriving on chartered buses from all over the country early on Wednesday.
Supporters of the Borisov’s opposition center-right GERB party have also arrived on chartered buses in the capital, attempting to join the non-affiliated anti-government protesters. Many protesters, however, have distanced themselves from the GERB group.
The series of relentless and mass anti-graft rallies, at times reaching 20 000 and even 30-40 000 in Sofia, was triggered by the appointment of shady media mogul and lawmaker Delyan Peevski as Head of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) back on June 14. The ongoing anti-government protests were fueled by a number of other controversial appointments and wider concerns about corruption.
Borisov’s GERB government resigned amid massive protests in February.
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You Guys can you please explain why you think it is ok for GERB to resign and then after the May Elections to boycott Parliament?
Their behavior is insulting to Bulgaria and I expect they have taken their salaries as MPs while boycotting Parliament which is wrong.
Have a good day.
Nah - "Optimist" means that he is an idiot who likes to make empty noises when the moon is full, or at any other phase. The only thing to be "optimistic" about is that the present government - and the cretins who support it either voluntarily or through hope of some reward - is so ridiculous that its life cannot be anything but brief, even though we will all be paying for their political, social and financial crimes for a long time. However, it's worth it just to be rid of them all....
You GERB guys had power and resigned, Bulgaria does not need cowards who resign because of some protests. (sorry for the insult but you insulted Bulgaria by resigning and then since May by boycotting parliament )
It is great that the current Government is working with other parties to Govern and are not going to quit because of a few protesters.
No one elected the protesters, they have a right to protest peacefully and they highlight some important issues.
The elected MPs should govern.