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Commenting article: Bulgarian Rulers Say Reluctant 'Yes' to Nuclear Plant Referendum

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, his Cabinet, and the ruling party GERB support the holding of a referendum on the construction of the currently abandoned Belene nuclear power plant.

This has emerged after Wednesday's sitting of the Bulgarian Cabinet, after on Friday Sergey Stanishev, the leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, tabled to the Bulgarian Parliament a referendum petition supported by 770 000 signatures.

Under Bulgarian legislation, the Parliament and Cabinet are obliged to schedule a referendum under any petition that is supported by at least 500 000 signatures, which technically makes irrelevant the support that Borisov and the GERB party declared on Wednesday for the referendum.

Tania OZ - 2 Aug 2012 // 03:43:55

To all Bulgarian people...........Say NO to nuclear power!!!! Just cut your losses on the abandoned Belene project and pray that nothing goes wrong with the Kozloduy NPP. Please think of the safety of your people and of your country.

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