GERB to Ignore Political Consultations after MPs Defy President Veto

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Bulgaria: GERB to Ignore Political Consultations after MPs Defy President Veto GERB leader Boyko Borisov (front) believes it is not the right time for important legislative decisions. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian opposition leader Boyko Borisov announced his party would pull out of political consultations scheduled for next week.

He cited GERB lawmakers' decision to debate on Thursday the veto on an Interior Ministry bill imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev as a motive for his center-right GERB party to withdraw from upcoming talks.

Consultations next week are aimed at easing political tensions that aroused after the socialist-liberal cabinet's legitimacy was put into question by junior coalition partners and early elections were called.

The main ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) proposed Thursday morning, when cabinet reshuffles were planned to be on the agenda in Parliament, promptly demanded that lawmakers kick off work with debates on the veto.

Center-right GERB MPs opposed the move as they believe any discussions on the issue thoroughly undermined the idea of a gradual transition to early elections.

Borisov, who started his career in power after assuming the office of Interior Ministry Chief Secretary (the Ministry's top-ranking official), believes lawmakers are not entitled to adopt important decisions in the eve of an early vote this autumn.

Socialists, however, were adamant in their decision to discuss the President's motion and said they would invite Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev to take part in the session.

Plevneliev explained his veto with lack of arguments on the Interior Ministry's funding projected for this year and.

The bill, which was adopted on two Parliament readings, would also see the competence to appoint the Ministry's Chief Secretary taken from the President and assigned to the Council of Ministers.

It also guarantees overtime pay and pay for nighttime working hours for police officers.
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Optimistic - 23 Jun 2014 // 15:10:34

Mr Seedy, GERB were complete cowards when they resigned because of a few stupid protestors.

Then last May they won the most seats in Parliament and failed to form a Government - that was incompotence.

The Current Government is a good blend of approaches and even GERB is represented in Government through the Presidential VETO. The rest of GERB is lazy and should not be paid.

OK the current government is propped up by the Nationalists so all the parties in Bulgaria are involved in the Governmental process (GERB through the President) and I think this is the only government in the world with such diverse representation.

Seedy - 23 Jun 2014 // 10:53:09

And from YOUR past posts, dear O-AP, we know that you either have an over-subtle sense of "humour" or you support a coalition of thieves, gangsters and political opportunists. GERB were perhaps rather naive in resigning to allow the voice of the people to be heard again but nonetheless they consistently have more support than any other party, despite the vote-buying that the others don't even bother to hide or the blinkered "thinking" of the dotards still hankering after the Commie "certainties" of equal misery for all.

GERB are certainly not perfect but compared to the rag-tag rubbish comprising the other gangs (sorry, I mean "political parties") they are by far the best on offer at the moment - you can huff and puff all you like but it won't change that fact.....

Optimistic - 23 Jun 2014 // 08:28:50

Seedy I know from your past posts that you support those lazy incompotents called GERB. All they want is power.

They cant even trust eachother, when in Government they had big ears tap their own senior peoples phones, that is what is idiotic.

Seedy - 23 Jun 2014 // 05:26:16

And Optimistic's incessant drivel is an insult to anyone with an iota of intelligence - clearly this doesn't include him or his various alter egos.....

Optimistic - 22 Jun 2014 // 22:49:52

GERB are lazy they have done nothing in the last year except propose no confidence motions that failed, they are incompotent as well as lazy.

Oresharki is the main man and it will be his and Stanishevs decision to call elections.

It is the job of government to govern so GERBs boycotting of governmenf processes is an insult to The Republic of Bulgaria.

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