The Bulgarian Socialist Party Leaves ParliamentDomestic | February 18, 2019, Monday // 09:13| views
The BSP left parliament, the National Council of the Party decided. 74 people voted in favor, 33 against, three abstained. Leader of the left, Kornelia Ninova, has set the terms of the ruling majority, which, according to her, is GERB, MRF, United Patriots, and sometimes "Volya".
The National Assembly enjoyed only 8% confidence, and there were no laws, but only "backstage party arrangements". This was one of Kornelia Ninova's arguments for the BSP proposal to leave the National Assembly: "Instead of making real laws to improve the lives of Bulgarian citizens, a heavy lobbyism is made ... We have proposed our alternative with an alternative budget, with alternative laws, nothing of which is accepted. "
Kornelia Ninova set the terms for the ruling majority, which she thinks is GERB, MRF, United Patriots, and sometimes Volya: "Election of a new Central Electoral Commission, annulment of midnight votes from that day, return of the reference to the levels at which it was before the voting on that day and the reopening of the debate on the machine vote, the return of the right of every Bulgarian citizen to be able to seek the rights before the Supreme Administrative Court with a cassation complaint. "
The National Council of the BSP also addressed the Bulgarian citizens and political parties for the protection of the freedom of democracy and the rule of law:
"The National Assembly, in the person of the representatives of GERB, MRF and NSSB, adopted amendments to the electoral legislation that violate the law, the free choice of Bulgarian citizens and the guarantees for fair elections. It has been a vicious practice months before any election to adjust the rules in the interests of the government.
The BSP National Council and the Parliamentary Group of BSP for Bulgaria resolutely reject these decisions and order MPs from the left to leave the National Assembly. The changed rules threaten the democratic process of the electorate - now and in the future. We are leaving the parliamentary sessions to preserve parliamentarism in Bulgaria.
We strongly insist that the latest amendments to the Electoral Code be dropped and that the legal requirement to elect a new Central Electoral Commission is fulfilled.
We demand that we ensure the democratic holding of forthcoming elections to the European Parliament, ensure the credibility of the election results according to the will of the Bulgarian citizens, and choose a new CEC constituency as an important part of these guarantees. It is only in these circumstances that we will regain our participation in this parliament.
We appeal to Bulgarian citizens for joint actions in defense of the electoral rights. Everyone can give support to one party or another, to one or another candidate. This is an outright political right. But in the struggle for its realization we must be united and unyielding. Only in this way will we stand up for democracy, the rule of law and our basic political and civil rights, "the address says.