Co-Ruling DPS: Bulgarian Govt to Work Until 60 Days Before Vote

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Bulgaria: Co-Ruling DPS: Bulgarian Govt to Work Until 60 Days Before Vote DPS leader Lyutvi Mestan is the first Bulgarian politician to provide a timetable, though a loose one, for the term if office of the Oresharski cabinet. Photo by BGNES

The government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski is to remain in office exactly until the day marking two months before the early elections, DPS leader Lyutvi Mestan announced.

Mestan made his comments briefly after three possible dates for the vote (September 28, October 5, and October 12) were set at the Consultative Council for National Security called by Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev.

Even though the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) did not explicitly mention "resignation" as the reason for the cabinet to end its term, this is the first "clear" element of the timetable for the cabinet's activity over the last weeks.

His words, quoted by public broadcaster BNR, come against the background of uncertainty over whether the ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), the main one in government, or BSP-appointed Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, a technocrat, are to stand down.

Socialist leader Sergey Stanishev, unlike Mestan, refused to provide any timetable.

It was however a statement by the DPS that triggered the discussion on early elections this autumn after Mestan said on June 5 that Oresharski's cabinet would not have its entire term in office.

His declaration prompted Stanishev to call for a vote, but the exact date is yet to be decided.

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Tags: Lyutvi Mestan, DPS, BSP, Sergey Stanishev, early elections, Plamen Oresharski, Consultative Council for National Security, Rosen Plevneliev
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malak petko - 20 Jun 2014 // 15:24:44

Everything was moving well for the Turkish ethnic party DPS. They are the ruling party and enjoy privileges in Bulgaria that no Turkish party in Turkey can enjoy. The resources of the oldest Bulgarian party the BSP are flowing in DPS, making it more influential and more knowledgeable. The economic gains for the DPS associated business are significant ……etch.
But suddenly everything changed. The solder is a solder and he has to obey orders. The orders from Ankara arrived:
1.To get out of the coalition.
2. To make chaos.
3. To do everything possible to scrap the South Stream project.

Similar orders received another party’s leader from another center of foreign power. And the chaos began. There will be new elections and the new government will scrap every contract of the old government related to South Stream. So the South stream is dead.
It is dead.
Meanwhile the tourist season is going to be bad. Torrential rains ruined the crop..... and the outflow of workforce from Bulgaria to EU continues.
So the economic situation is getting even darker.
May be there will be new loans but with no industry and workforce to pay for them the country is moving towards disaster.

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