Bulgaria's Parliament Approves Declaration on Priorities, GERB Abstains
Bulgarian MPs adopted Thursday a declaration on the priorities of Parliament.
The declaration was approved by MPs of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party and nationalist party Ataka, according to reports of Darik Radio.
To demonstrate their opposition to the document, MPs of center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) left the plenary hall.
The leader of GERB, former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, declared that he could not back the priorities of an illegitimate Parliament.
He compared the declaration to the Communist Manifesto.
Borisov explained the decision of his colleagues from GERB to abstain from the vote with the fact that the declaration contained questions of the sort "Do you like sunny weather? Do you enjoy summertime?" and insisted that it could not be put forth by an opaque and illegitimate Parliament where it was unclear who governed with whom.
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