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Bulgaria's New Election Law to Be Ready in March

Politics » DOMESTIC | December 20, 2013, Friday // 13:22| Views: 892 | Comments: 13
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's New Election Law to Be Ready in March Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Mihail Mikov speaking Friday. Photo by BGNES

The deadline set by the Bulgarian Parliament to adopt the Election Code is the end of March, stated Parliament Speaker Mihail Mikov.

Friday Mikov delivered the final press conference on the house's activities for 2013.

The chair gave an overview of the first two plenary sessions of the 42nd National Assembly and specified some priorities for the coming months.

Among the areas that the house needs to do more work, Mikov singled out administrative capacity.

"We can no longer hold narrow specialists in Bulgarian law and EU law. They have to work together. Not seldom do we see mechanical transcription of directives, only to later realize that in fact the directive has not been implemented," said Mikov.

He also stressed that Parliament needs to put more intensive efforts in its power of oversight over state regulatory agencies, as well as in its international contacts with other legislative bodies.

Mikov expressed satisfaction at what he termed an increased activity of opposition parties during the second plenary session, but also regret at the lasting confrontation.

"Since convening Parliament in May, he have not had a joint declaration of the entire house. I hope this will change in 2014," said the Speaker.

Mikov also gave a quantitative overview of pieces of legislation tabled and passed, as well as of other parliamentary matters.

For the two sessions, 48 legislative proposals have been tabled by MPs, and 54 other - by the Council of Ministers.

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Optimistic - 23 Dec 2013 // 21:05:21

Chushki, the power comes from the Bulgarian people, they elected an unusual mix of MPs which made making a workable Government difficult - that was the people's decision.

GERB could not form a government (because their lust for power and money is so great they cannot share) so the Socialists were given they chance and they formed a government with 120 MPs out of 240, not good as no majority.

The big challenge came when the GERB President Vetoed their Budget and the Nationalists came and helped out to over turn the veto.

Without this the Government was fucked.

The Bulgarian people elected these MPs in the way that they did. Stanishev worked with MPs from other parties to create a working Government.

These MPs formed a Government in difficult circumstances and have kept going and I hope they keep going for the full term of Parliament.

Resignation is only something GERB cowards do.


BRAVO TO THEM, please do what it takes to stay a full term and more Socialist policies please.

And fuck off you stupid capitalist right wing protestors, only Bulgaria has right wing capitalist protestors, what a fucking embarresment.

Chushki - 23 Dec 2013 // 07:37:06

Optimistic, thanks for confirming that you share Stalinishev's modus operandi which is that this government of thieving, conniving, corrupt cockroaches must stay in power at ALL costs.

Optimistic - 22 Dec 2013 // 20:35:03


The current government was formed in very difficult circumstances after the GERB government resigned.

It really is a miracle that they are still in power, no majority, right wing protests etc.

What is important to me is they are increasing pensions and lowering taxes for people on low incomes - the GERB alternative woud not do this.

So whatever they have to do to improve the life of struggling people is ok with me.

Chushki - 22 Dec 2013 // 19:07:28

So Optimistic, in your view it doesnt matter where or how Siderov gets his fortune, or the fact that he is a fascist inciting racial hatred, so long as his vote keeps this bunch of thieving commie-islamist criminals in power so they can finish raping our country. Shame on you.

Optimistic - 22 Dec 2013 // 17:42:23

Look, Siderov has been a sucessful journalist and media person in the past, and right now him and his party prop up the government.

I don't care what private business deals or private financial arrangements he has with his friends, this issue is being stirred up by MEPs friendly to GERB. The MEPs should fuck off and stay out of Bulgarian politics.

When the GERB president vetoed the revised budget of the Socialists and the Turks I thought the government was fucked.... because they only had 120 votes in Parliament.... and 121 is needed to overturn a Presidentialveto.

But guess what Siderov and his nationalists backed the Government so they over turned the veto. The government could not rule if it can not gets it's budget through.

So they are great supporters of Democracy in Bulgaria.

Chushki - 22 Dec 2013 // 16:52:01

Optimistic, who are these "friends" who pay for Siderov to stay in €2,500 per night Paris hotel suites and who deposit millions of dollars for Siderov in offshore accounts in the Seychelles? And what do they expect in return? Why the big secret? Reveal who these people are and why they pay for Bolen Volen to lead such a lavish lifestyle.

Optimistic - 22 Dec 2013 // 16:01:51

Comrade Chushki,

There is only 1 corruption story that of Bisserov.

Siderov is very important in Bulgaran Politics right now and the GERB press try to discredit him. Some of the press is GERB, not all of it.

So they were loud one night in a Brussels Restaurant and that made news!!!!

People are allowed to enjoy themselves on nights out, in Cuba, Vienna etc.

Since the elections in May we have had right wing witch hunts, anti government protests by witch hunters - if we lived in Medi evil times these right wing protestors would be burning witches.

The great news is the right wing is fragmenting into little facist groups and will fragment the right wing vote at elections that will turn them into a useless political force.

Chushki - 22 Dec 2013 // 14:39:13

"The Siderov corruption story is nothing of the kind, it was just private arrangements between friends."

I wonder what Siderov has done for these "friends" to generously pay for €2,500 per night vacations and millions deposited in offshore accounts in the Seychelles?

"The Bulgarian 'free' press is paid for by GERB"

If you cared do a little research then you would discover that most of the 'free' press in Bulgaria is mostly owned by Peevski and unsavoury characters associated with the commies and hidden by a myriad of offshore companies. Is this why the Bisserov scandal is another 'non-story'? In any other country the fact that the deputy leader of a party in government has disappeared after resigning because he had been exposed for transferring millions of undeclared money from Swiss bank accounts to Carribbean bank accounts would be front page news - if the 'free' press is paid for by GERB' then surely this story would run and run? Even a brainwashed communist sympathiser such as Optimistic should question why....

Optimistic - 22 Dec 2013 // 12:39:15

The Siderov corruption story is nothing of the kind, it was just private arrangements between friends.

The Bulgarian 'free' press is paid for by GERB so if the GERB press are not running the story it is because there is no story.

Bulgaria is the only country in the world where all four parties in Parliament are represented in Government which is BRAVO for making it work. (GERB are in Government through the President, the Socialists and Turks are the Cabinet and the Nationalists prop the whole thing up).

The right wing is breakig up into small facist groups and hopefully these small facist parties will take votes from GERB so they all become small and absolutely fucking useless.

Chushki - 22 Dec 2013 // 11:08:08

Strange that now Mikov and Siderov are back from China that the Siderov corruption story has gone quiet. It seems that he has got the message from the commies not to demand too much baksheesh now that his party is longer needed for a majority in the national assembly, and that the Bulgarian 'free' press have been ordered off the story.

Optimistic - 21 Dec 2013 // 14:18:02

The proposals do not mention the removal of the 4% threshold.

With GERB loosing intelligent MPs, right wing break aways from GERB (BASTA), the emergence of a number of Right Wing Facist parties.

This is going to fragment the right wing vote some of which will go to right wing facist parties that wont achieve the 4% threshold so their votes disappear - fantastic.

Bulgaria cannot support so many Facist Parties so struggles among them will show people what scum these Facists are and GERB as the largest right wing party needs to destroy these facist scum as they will loose votes to them.

Come on GERB get your act together and start fucking the facists.

Agent Piccadilly - 21 Dec 2013 // 11:44:36

Optimistic, let us hope that the new election law will enshrine a single party state in the constitution. This way we can be sure that our democratic rights are preserved whilst at the same time ensuring the current regimes revolutionary policies continue for the good of the country?

Optimistic - 20 Dec 2013 // 14:38:48

You will not get a joint declaration from the entire house because the GERB Facists will not work with anybody else.

They can't even work together with other Facist right wing groups to form election pacts.

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