King's Mavericks Leader: New Party? Bulgarian Voters will Decide!

Politics | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 2
Bulgaria: King's Mavericks Leader: New Party? Bulgarian Voters will Decide! BND leader Borislav Ralchev opened a bottle of champagne to mark the birth of the new parliamentary group of NMSP dissenters. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

The leader of the newly established parliamentary group of dissenters from former king Saxe-Coburg's party said voters are to decide if the formation turns into a party.

Borislav Ralchev who was elected Wednesday leader of Bulgarian New Democracy (BND) said there are no plans yet for turning BND into a party but voters will have the final word by 2009 when the new parliamentary elections will take place.

"The group is yet to decide with which of the parties it is going to cooperate," Ralchev said and added that BND will support parliamentary decisions that are in tune with the principles of the group.

"We will not turn our backs on what we have achieved as members of the king's NMSP," Ralchev said.

The leader also announced that BND will concentrate its efforts on regional development.

"Each of us had been made MP by the vote of the people and we will continue to work hard for them and the Bulgarian democracy," Ralchev said.

Bulgarian New Democracy was established Wednesday and includes 14 dissenters who were expelled or left the centrist NMSP party.

The birth of the new formation was celebrated with champagne and chocolates in the parliament's cafe.
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AmMan - 6 Dec 2007 // 09:27:57

I don't see the improvement "day in and day out" that you do HD but perhaps it's the "can't see the forest for the trees" syndrome. I do agree with the situation you describe in the parliament. It's time for a huge "next" because the group that is there now has only their own interests at heart and not the people's. I for one am sick of the entire governing body and am ready for a huge change. I don't think these dissenters are worthy of anything but a good boot in the butt and I am hoping the rest of the country feels the same way. I suspect they do because the mere mention of the name democracy or democrat is beginning to take on an ugly sound because of what the ones who have taken it as part of their name have done with the concept in this country. We don't need another party, we need leaders and we definitely have none in the parliament at the present moment.

Hairydave - 6 Dec 2007 // 02:39:58

It's pathetic.
Every row leads to the formation of yet another bloody pointless party which amount to nothing more than a uniting of people of common interest scared shitless that they'll lose their cushy little position at the next election.
Bulgaria desperately needs a cull of the current parliamentarians. give the voters something worth voting for, and maybe they'll vote. then maybe stable parties will form, leading to stable government and then a genuine improvement of the body politic in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria improves days in and day out. Any frequent visitor to the country can see that. However too many people at the margins are left out. Also - the improvements seem to happen despite the politicians, not because of them.

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