Bulgaria's ex-PM Seeks Caretaker Govt, Early Elections
Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has suggested that the best-case scenario for the country involves a caretaker government and early elections.
Speaking Saturday in the village of Kovachite, Borisov, leader of center-right party GERB, said that such a turn of events would also be the most favorable solution for the ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).
He argued that the early elections would leave it to the people to decide on a new makeup of the Parliament.
Borisov, as cited by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA), noted that the current socialist-led coalition government consisted of people who were unlikely to resign in the face of the occupation of the Sofia University "St. Kliment Oridski" staged by students, adding that Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski and the ministers would not be stirred by "an occupation of the moo" because they did not want a peaceful country and were unwilling to ask the people to decide on a new makeup of Parliament.
Borisov emphasized that the current coalition government was "unnatural" and consisted of parties pulling in different directions.
Sofia University students occupied Hall 272 on October 23, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski and the government and the dissolution of the current Parliament.
The blockade turned into a "permanent occupation" of the university's central building in downtown Sofia and classes on Monday have been cancelled.
Sofia University President Prof. Ivan Ilchev announced Saturday that an emergency general assembly had been scheduled for Monday to decide on the situation.
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