Bulgarian Ex-Minister: GERB Govt Best at Destroying Political Enemies

Domestic | November 7, 2009, Saturday // 13:04|  views

Nikolay Vasilev is a candidate to chair the NMSP. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria’s government of the GERB party is the best at destroying politically its predecessors.

This is the opinion of Nikolay Vasilev, a former Minister from the National Movement from Stability and Prosperity of former Tsar Simeon Saxe-Coburg.

He told Darik Radio Saturday he did not expect to be targeted by the GERB government because there were no grounds for that.

Vasilev has suggested that the NMSP party should form a shadow government with a shadow PM and 17 Ministers to hold meetings every Thursday, a day after the cabinet’s meetings.

Vasilev believes that the NMSP party could be a long-term partner of GERB and the rightist Blue Coalition, and that the former allies from the three-way coalition, the Bulgarian Socialist Party and the ethnic Turkish party DPS are “a closed page”.

Vasilev is one of the four candidates for to Chair the NMSP party after its founder and leader, former-Tsar Simeon Saxe-Coburg, resigned as the party which was in power in 2001-2009 was utterly defeated in the 2009 general elections failing to make it to Parliament.

In the NMSP cabinet in 2001-2005, Vasilev was Minister of Economy, and then Minister of Transport. In the three-way coalition government of Stanishev in 2005-2009, he served as Minister of the State Administration.

The NMSP emergency congress is scheduled for November 28, 2009. The other bidders to chair the party are Bilyana Raeva, Hristina Hristova, and Iliya Lingorski.

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Tags: Nikolay Vasilev, NMSP, former ministers, Simeon Saxe-Coburg, purge, Tsar, shadow government, Cabinet, GERB


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