Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court Urged to Solve Political Deadlock

Politics » DOMESTIC | July 7, 2013, Sunday // 12:36
Bulgaria: Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court Urged to Solve Political Deadlock A protester in Sofia carries a poster, reading “You are not yourself when you are greedy”. Public outrage at the appointment of a media magnate to a top security post has boiled over into protests against the new government. Photo by Dimiter Muftieff

A ruling of the Constitutional Court may put an end to the political turmoil the country has been in for months, an analyst has argued.

Bulgaria has reached a deadlock since both sides - the protesters against the government and the cabinet itself - are firm in standing their ground. A solution to the political crisis may be provided by the Constitutional Court,” pollster Mira Radeva told Bulgaria On Air TV channel.

According to her the whole of Europe, not only Bulgaria is witnessing how institutions have become totally helpless in coping with the issues on the society’s agenda.

“The democratic model itself, upon which we are trying to gain a foothold, is under question. More and more people feel that they are not represented by the state institutions, which in its turn trigger the creation of movements such as "Anonymous" and "Occupy", said Radeva.

Bulgaria has been in political turmoil for months. The current government took office after a snap election in May, but mass protests, calling for its resignation erupted in mid-June over the controversial appointment of a media mogul, Delyan Peevski, as head of the national security agency.

Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, who heads a Socialist-led coalition, later revoked the appointment and apologized, but protests against his coalition government continued.

His predecessor as prime minister, Boyko Borisov, resigned in February after big street protests about high electricity prices, austerity measures and mismanagement.

Bulgaria's president has said another early election should take place to deal with daily anti-government street protests.

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