Conservative Leader Wants New Bulgarian Constitution

Domestic | January 17, 2010, Sunday // 16:36|  views

Yane Yanev, leader of the conservative RZS party, has made a call for the convening of the Grand National Assembly, to reform parliament and the Bulgarian Constitution. Photo by BGNES

Yane Yanev, leader of the Bulgarian conservative "Order, Law and Justice" party (RZS) has stated that they want to convene the Great National Assembly* for the elaboration of a new Bulgarian constitution.

Yanev made this announcement on Sunday during a meeting with residents in the north western town of Vidin.

"The new constitution must build a new state, as the old is completely exhausted and is unable to do anything useful for the Bulgarian people," declared Yanev.

According to him, RZS would apply any necessary civic pressure, so that it would leads to the convening of the GNA* and the development of a new basic law.

in his opinion, the 20-year transitional period of the Bulgarian state has been completely ruined.

His party would push to reform the structure and composition of parliament through reducing the number of MPs from 240 to 100, and to remove the immunity of MPs, judges and prosecutors.

Yane Yanev and RZS Deputies will meet with supporters in Lovech on Monday. The topic of the meeting will be "A new constitution - a new country." Later that day, they will attend a further public meeting in Troyan.

*In addition to the ordinary Bulgarian National Assembly, a Grand National Assembly may be convened for matters of special jurisdiction, such as: 1) Adoption of a new Constitution; 2) Amendment of certain articles of the Constitution, e.g. those related to basic civil rights, and; 3)Changes in the territory (gain or loss) of the Republic of Bulgaria.

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Tags: Yane Yanev, RZS, constitution, Grand national assembly, Bulgaria, Lovech, Vidin, Troyan


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