Bulgarian Ruling Coalition Is Democratically Deficient - Ex-PM
The distribution of power in Bulgaria's current Parliament is not conducive to proper democratic rule, according to opposition GERB party leader and former PM Boyko Borisov.
Borisov reiterated his position that the ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party and Movement for Rights and Freedoms have entered into a non-transparent coalition relying on the tacit support of nationalist party Ataka.
Furthermore, he argued that democratic logic suggests it is GERB who should form Bulgaria's cabinet, given that they have the largest group in Parliament.
"GERB is the first party in Bulgaria's newer history which wins elections after it was in power. The most people voted for us," said Borisov while on a visit to the village of Shtraklevo near Ruse in north-eastern Bulgaria.
"Then what happened: the third political force, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms determines who is going to be minister and what happens in Bulgaria. While the fourth political power - Ataka - has to be relied upon for support," added he.
Borisov further suggested that second largest political group, that of the Bulgarian Socialist Party has to bow to the demands of its two informal junior partners.
While GERB won May 12 early elections in Bulgaria, the results gave them 97 MPs out of 240, and finding themselves in isolation from other parties, they could not form a new cabinet.
The government on new PM Plamen Oresharski can rely on the socialist and MRF MPs, which however together number just 120, or exactly half of Bulgaria's parliament seats, resulting in a fragile situation.
This week, with Ataka MPs absent, GERB MPs chose to also stay out of sittings, thus paralyzing the work of the house, which remained without the needed quorum.
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Optimistic "Bai Ganyo a GERB MP boycotting Parliament and collecting his pay check"
Perhaps you agree that an audit should be done of ALL MP's covering the last 10 years and for those days they didnt attend parliament each should be forced to return the salary they picked up?
"Democratically Deficient"? Doesn't he mean mentally and morally deficient - just like the loonies and lost-in-a-time-warpers who voted for this rag-tag band of brigands? Even Bai Ganyo would be ashamed to see what depths the country has sunk to these days....