Chair of Bulgaria's DPS Party: Biserov's Resignation Self-Initiated
Lyutvi Mestan, Chair of liberal party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), made clear that the resignation of Hristo Biserov had taken him by surprise.
In a Monday statement, he informed that Biserov, Deputy Chair of DPS and Deputy Speaker of Parliament, had expressed his firm intention to leave DPS and Parliament at a meeting on Sunday, asking that he be allowed to decide when and where to disclose his motives for the step.
Mestan, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio, emphasized that Biserov had not been asked to resign.
"The motives are strictly personal and bear no relation to the policy of DPS," he declared.
Mestan informed that there had been no change to the party's policy and its attitude to the government, adding that DPS continued to back the socialist-led coalition Cabinet of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.
He refuted suggestions that Biserov was leaving the ranks of DPS to take part in a new political project.
Mestan also firmly rejected allegations that Biserov had come under pressure over his post of Chair of the parliamentary legal affairs committee.
Biserov, Deputy Chair of DPS, Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Chair of the parliamentary legal affairs committee, announced his intentions to leave all posts at DPS and Bulgaria's 42nd National Assembly in a Sunday media statement.
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