Rejection of Borisov as Bulgaria PM 'Wrong' - Reformist Bloc
Radan Kanev, one of the Reformist Bloc's leaders, admitted that its attempt to set out conditions about who will be Prime Minister in the next government was a mistake.
The right-wing coalition is now determined not to enter any talks about specific names to join the cabinet prior to an agreement on future cabinet's program, Kanev told Darik Radio.
"It might have been a wrong move from both my part and other colleagues, and also from Borisov, who took it very personally," the Chairman of Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DPS), one of the leading parties in the bloc, stressed, adding his and his colleagues' behavior did not contribute to setting up a government.
The Reformist Bloc, which came fourth at the early elections on October 5, announced just hours after first results were made public it would not accept the name of Boyko Borisov, leader of vote winner GERB, as Prime Minister. Some of the other leaders later backtracked, though no-one officially declared Borisov's candidacy would not be contested.
Kanev also reiterated the RB's red lines, with reforms in the judiciary topping the coalition's agenda.
Among these he pointed out separating the judges' and prosecutors' bodies at the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), boosting the Specialized Prosecutor's Office to launch probes into the Judiciary (including into the Chief Prosecutor) and clearer procedures to elect candidates to key offices in the judiciary.
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