Bulgarian Defense Min Slams Opposition's No-Confidence Motion
The intention of Bulgaria’s formerly ruling center-right GERB party to hold a no-confidence vote against the current Socialist -led cabinet is an early and premature move, according to Bulgarian Defense Minister Angel Naydenov.
In an interview for the Bulgarian National Television on Wednesday ,Naidenov, stated that the called vote for no-confidence is a normal political act but untimely when made in the first 100 days of the cabinet’s ruling – an insufficient period for the government’s policies to be assessed.
"It is an extreme measure that is implemented when an opposition party has used up all its resources to defend its stance”, Naydenov said.
According to the minister the mere fact that a vote of no-confidence is legally possible during the first 100 days of the cabinet’s rule, when it is too early to assess how the government’s policies have been carried out, condemns it as an unfounded act.
Naydenov claimed that there has not been any policy area in which the government has failed so far.
Bulgaria’s formerly ruling center-right GERB party stated its intentions to make a motion on September 17 for no-confidence vote against current Socialist-led cabinet of PM Plamen Oresharski.
The party, which was forced to resign in February in the wake of mass protests, first made clear its plans to seek no-confidence vote against the government in July.
The move was meant as a gesture of support for the ongoing mass protests in the country.
The current series of anti-government protests in Bulgaria was triggered by the scandalous appointment of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) on June 14.
Although the appointment was revoked, Bulgarians went on to demand that the cabinet of PM Plamen Oresharski resign collectively.
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