Bulgarian Cabinet is Shaking, Another Party Leaves Parliament
MPs from "Volya" also leave the National Assembly. This was announced by party leader Veselin Mareshki at a briefing in parliament. However, it was not clear what are the reasons for leaving after Mareshki said he could not yet share them.
Thus "Volya" becomes the second parliamentary group, which will not participate in the plenary sittings, after the MPs of BSP are absent from the plenary hall since 17 February.
"Today, at the meeting of the parliamentary group leadership, we also decided to leave the parliament, and in order to avoid any false news and speculation, I wanted to communicate it personally." "I can not say the reasons for the moment, because the talks are still going on, said in front of journalists Mareshki.
"I just want to emphasize that one of the key roles of "Volya "in parliament is to highlight the lies and manipulations in both parliament, politics and society as a whole, and to remove the masks of the fake politicians and parties. Our decision today to accept it as part of our consistent policy, "he said.
Veselin Mareshki clarified that later in the afternoon or on Friday the party will give more clarification about his decision.
Without the 12 MEPs, the quorum in the National Assembly is questioned, as the ruling coalition of GERB and the United Patriots has a total of 122 of the 121 MPs required for the quorum. Neither GERB nor the United Patriots expressed concern about a possible parliamentary crisis.
However, the chairman of the GERB parliamentary group Tsvetan Tsvetanov did not see a problem because the GERB and the Patriots had a total of 122 votes, while in the Netherlands the quorum was also lower.
"There is no prerequisite for early parliamentary elections, the country is stable, the parliament is doing its work, and I believe that the most important thing we are about to do is to make good results in the European elections and to prepare much more seriously for the local people elections, Tsvetanov commented in front of journalists in the National Assembly.
There is no parliamentary crisis according to the chairman of the NFSB, Valery Simeonov, who said that he was even feeling comfortable about the whole situation.
"I can not say there is a parliamentary crisis, I am very comfortable now, when there is no BSP, and the laws are adopted at a good pace, what does parliamentary crisis mean?" Parliament works, " Simeonov was laconic.
Since the start of their term, MPs have twice threatened to leave parliament. The first time was at the end of 2017. Then the deputies of Veselin Mareshki set an ultimatum for the resignation of BSP MP Ivo Hristov, who identified 80% of Bulgarians as idiots. A year later,"Volya" again threatened to leave parliament if Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov did not resign.
Less than a month ago, the BSP parliamentary group left parliament. The decision was taken by the National Council of the Party. Then the leader of the left, Kornelia Ninova, placed conditions for the ruling majority, which, according to her, is GERB, MRF, United Patriots and sometimes "Volya".
The National Assembly enjoyed only 8% confidence, and there were no laws, but only "backstage party agreements", Ninova argues the Socialist's decision. "Instead of making and doing real laws to improve the lives of Bulgarian citizens, they are making heavy lobbyism. We proposed our alternative with an alternative budget, with alternative laws, nothing of which was accepted," she explained.
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