Non-Confidence Votes against Saxe-Coburg's Cabinet

Views on BG | February 11, 2005, Friday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

Prior to the vote on February 11, Bulgaria's ruling Simeon II National Movement had survived five non-confidence votes.

The first non-confidence vote took place February 2002 and was tabled by the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF). Back then the rightist party pointed out the medicines' policy of the Cabinet as main motives for the tabled non-confidence vote. A total of 134 MPs opposed the vote, 50 others backed, while 45 abstained from voting.

In November 2002 the Cabinet survived the second non-confidence vote tabled by UDF and leftists "Coalition for Bulgaria." The Cabinet's decision over Units 3 and 4 of the country's only nuclear power plant Kozloduy were the reasons for the non-confidence vote.

UDF tabled the third non-confidence vote against the Cabinet of Simeon Saxe-Coburg in May 2003. Back then the majority of Bulgarian MPs voted to overthrow the non-confidence motion against Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg. 129, all of whom from the ruling party and its coalition partner, supported the head of the Cabinet. 104 of the MPs cast their vote in favor of the motion tabled by the rightist opposition, while three abstained from voting.

The last non-confidence vote against the Cabinet took place in March 2004. It was tabled by the Coalition for Bulgaria. The motive for the vote was the social irresponsibility of the ruling majority.
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