Opposition ‘Renegade’ MP to Join New Bulgarian Party as Expert

Politics » DOMESTIC | February 21, 2014, Friday // 11:02
Bulgaria: Opposition ‘Renegade’ MP to Join New Bulgarian Party as Expert Krasimir Stefanov became the 3rd MP to desert GERB in the current parliament. Photo by BGNES

Krasimir Stefanov, a former center-right GERB opposition MP, who left his parliamentary group on Monday, could join the new 'Bulgaria without Censorship' party as an expert.

Nikolay Barekov, the journalist-turned-politician leading 'Bulgaria without Censorhip', has announced he is Stefanov's new employer. Stefanov did not immediately comment on the issue, however.

Stefanov, who left the ranks of GERB to remain independent and, according to his own words, to be more than "a costly button-presser" in Parliament, will assist 'Bulgaria without Censorship' with his expert knowledge in finance, Dariknews reports.

The GERB renegade was director of the National Revenue Agency in 2011, at a time when he was suspected of dubious relations with former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov and of attempting to cover up tax evasion committed by Tsvetanov.

Barekov reminded he is the godfather to Stefanov's child and consequently was "something of a relative" to him even before Stefanov joined GERB.

At the opening of his new office in the city of Stara Zagora, the new political leader repeated his claims for parliamentary elections as early as October.

Once again, he did not rule out any coalition with those political players who support "Operation Clean Hands", a plan led by his party for the launch of financial check-ups for criminal deeds committed by politicians at all levels of power.

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