Bulgarian PM Vows Political Stability in 2014
Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, in one of his last media appearances for 2013, has pledged that next year will bring political stability.
Speaking before Darik Radio Saturday Oresharski stressed that positive results from the work of the Cabinet will be noticed in 2014.
"People will appreciate the results; just let us do our job," he promised during the radio political talk show "The Week."
"We were affected by the crisis - it caught European countries unprepared with large public debt and large deficits. The crisis in Europe has continued longer than in other parts of the world, which led to further tensions in society," said the Prime Minister, whose government has faced protests demanding his resignation since June.
According to him, people trust his government. Oresharski explained that he had looked up data on public support of governments in the 28 EU countries and stressed that a figure such as 20% confidence in his Cabinet was "not bad" on the backdrop of worse outcomes.
"Evidence suggests that there are complex processes in Europe and many situations in which governments lose support, but that does not mean that every time elections must be held," said he.
Oresharski turned to antigovernment protesters once again, telling them: "I respect protests, when they formulate demands. The very negation for the sake of negation causes mindboggling."
He, however, noted that there was a positive side of protests as they made "filters in society more sensitive."
"There are more serious issues associated with the rule of the previous government over the past four years than the ones people attribute to my Cabinet," said Oresharski.
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