Bulgarian Opposition Plan to Renew Antics in Parliament
Bulgarian opposition parties GERB and Ataka might again choose to sabotage a plenary sitting scheduled to debate a no-confidence motion tabled by GERB this Wednesday.
At a press conference Tuesday, GERB MP Dimitar Glavchev said that his group, which is the largest in Parliament, will arrive for work Wednesday, but it not certain to register for the sitting.
On their part, Ataka came out with a press release saying part of their parliamentary group will be on a visit to Austria.
In an similar situation end of September, GERB MPs refused to register, while Ataka were on a trip to Brussels, with the initial debate and voting on a prior no-confidence vote tabled by GERB falling through.
Politicians from ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party and Movement for Rights and Freedoms have criticized GERB and Ataka for sabotaging the work of Parliament and showing lack of respect for Bulgarian institutions.
On his part, GERB's Glavchev argued Tuedsay that the present parliament has lost all credibility and called for new snap elections, just months after an early vote May 12 placed former ruling party GERB again first, but unable to form a government on their own or coalesce with another parliamentary party.
The new no-confidence motion, which targets the cabinet's investment and regional policies, is to be debated Wednesday and voted Thursday.
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