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Socialist MP: Bulgaria's Parliament Won't Complete 4-Year Term

Politics » DOMESTIC | December 8, 2013, Sunday // 17:35| Views: 980 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Socialist MP: Bulgaria's Parliament Won't Complete 4-Year Term Socialist MP Georgi Kadiev, photo by BGNES

Socialist MP Georgi Kadiev has described the anti-government protests as a millstone around the neck of the Bulgarian government.

In a Sunday interview for the Bulgarian National Television, Kadiev argued that the pressure from the protests, which started in June, triggered the decision to reduce subsidies for political parties by 10% in 2014.

"This is a step in the right direction which has to be followed by other steps," he declared.

Kadiev claimed that the anti-government rallies had failed because the participants had failed to formulate their cause.

"The resignation of the government is no cause. Ukraine has a cause and it is the choice between Europe and Russia," he stated.

Kadiev suggested that the alternative to the current socialist-led coalition government was a return of center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) to power.

"Regardless of the differences we have in Parliament, none of us wants GERB back in power," he emphasized.

"We are all different. The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) wants one thing, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party wants something else, and the Ataka party wants something different too. The threat of GERB returning to power makes us act as a unified whole," the socialist MP said.

Although he ruled out the option of early elections together with the MEP elections in May 2014, he predicted that the 42nd National Assembly would not complete its 4-year term in office, according to reports of private TV station bTV.

He claimed that if the scenario of early general elections took place, they would be held a few months after the MEP elections.

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