Two New MPs Sworn In after Bulgaria Voting ScandalDomestic | October 14, 2009, Wednesday // 09:08| views
Varbanov has vowed to appeal the ruling and to take the case to the European Court in Strasbourg. Photo by BGNES
Mihail Mihailov and Rumen Riza have been sworn in Wednesday as MPs for the rightist Blue Coalition and ethnic Turkish DPS party respectively.
The MPs replace MP Byurhan Abazov from the ethnic Turkish Movements for Rights and Freedoms party (DPS) elected from the Ruse Electoral District, and Ventsislav Varbanov from the Blue Coalition elected from the Dobrich Electoral District who were forced to to vacate their seats because of 24 votes that have been miscounted in the city of Ruse during the July 2009 Parliamentary Elections.
Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court ruled that the two MPs had been elected unlawfully, and that they should be replaced by the next on respective proportional party tickets.
Varbanov has vowed to appeal the ruling and to take the case to the European Court in Strasbourg if needed.
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