Ataka to Leave Bulgarian Parliament, Leader ‘Sees no Point’

Politics » DOMESTIC | July 1, 2014, Tuesday // 16:09
Bulgaria: Ataka to Leave Bulgarian Parliament, Leader ‘Sees no Point’ Ataka leader Volen Siderov speaking from the Parliamentary tribune. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria’s ultranationalist Ataka party will not enter anymore parliament sessions, its leader Volen Siderov revealed.

Speaking to journalists, Siderov claimed that his MPs will not work within the current national assembly, which will be dissolved on August 6.

“I do not see a point in being present at the sessions, as this Parliament cannot make anymore decisions. What I am wondering though, is why BSP, DPS, and GERB are holding secret talks. Could they be working out some alternative cabinet within this Parliament?”, Siderov asked rhetorically in his usual manner.

Although not an official coalition partner of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski’s cabinet, Ataka had been key over the past year in guaranteeing the necessary 121 MP quorum for parliamentary sessions, and tacitly supported the government.

In May’s European Elections, the nationalists recorded their lowest result in recent years, 2.96% and failed to send a representative to the EP.

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