Bulgarian Constitution Court to Decide Fate of Notorious MP
Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court has been scheduled to rule on whether notorious media mogul Delyan Peevski would be reinstated as an MP or not on Tuesday.
The appointment of Peevski, a lawmaker and shady tycoon, for head of powerful State Security Agency on June 14 triggered mass protests in Bulgaria, ongoing for more than three months now.
Many Bulgarians saw the attempt to install Peevski to a post with access to classified information and the power to order arrests and wiretaps as an example of powerful private interests controlling state institutions.
Peevski’s appointment was canceled by Parliament on June 19, but the move failed to appease protesters, who have demanded the government’s resignation for over 100 consecutive days now.
The cancelled appointment brought up the question of whether Peevski could return to his previous post of MP from liberal party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS). -
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