Notorious Bulgarian Media Tycoon Keeps MP Post - Report
Bulgaria's Constitutional Court has reportedly allowed Delyan Peevski to return to Parliament after his shocking election as head of the national security agency backfired.
The decision was taken Tuesday after numerous postponements.
The Constitutional Court has not yet confirmed its final decision on the stance.
The appointment of Peevski, a lawmaker and shady media tycoon, as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) on June 14 triggered mass protests in Bulgaria, ongoing for nearly four months now.
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 115 consecutive days in Sofia, with some of the rallies attracting dozens of thousands of anti-graft protesters.
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.
Center-right party GERB initiated a lawsuit, insisting that Peevski could not retain the capacity of MP because he had been sworn in as DANS Chair.
However, DPS argued that Peevski had not assumed office and had not had the opportunity to start fulfilling his duties and was therefore still considered an MP of the party.
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What a shock!
In any event, now that the Constitutional Court has categorically stated that Peevski was not and never has been head of DANS, will Fatty Tsatsarov prosecute him, Stalinishev and Oligarsky for giving Peevski access to documents he did not have security clearance to see in advance of his ''non-appointment''?