Bulgarian Left: Ministers' Heads Must Roll over ReshufflesDomestic | February 22, 2012, Wednesday // 13:56| views
Bulgarian Member of the Parliament of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and Deputy Chairman of the Socialists Parliamentary Group, Angel Naydenov. Photo by BGNES
Bulgaria's left-wing Coalition for Bulgaria demands the resignations of Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, and of Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov over the "staff policy failure of the ruling GERB."
The position of Coalition for Bulgaria was read by the Member of the Parliament of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and Deputy Chairman of the Socialists Parliamentary Group, Angel Naydenov.
The declaration came on the heels of the resignation of the Head of the National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK, Neli Nesheva, and the dismissals of the Deputy Health Minister, Gergana Pavlova, the Director of the Registry Agency, Violeta Nikolova and the Director of Irrigation Systems, Georgi Harizanov.
Naydenov stated that the resignations and dismissals were just the first, small step in the right direction, and ministerial ones must follow.
The left wing further demands full and transparent probes of the institutions, whose managers were sacked.
"How can we believe that Naydenov, who is Harizanov's direct supervisor, was not aware of his criminal past; that the Health Minister learned from a letter of the European Commission that prices of medications in Bulgaria are extremely steep; that the Registry Agency Head gave herself and on her own colossal bonuses without the ex and the current Justice Ministers knowing anything about them?" Naydenov stressed in plenary hall, adding the staff quality of the center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, was "striking."
On Tuesday, Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces, UDF, also demanded the resignation of Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, over the scandalous bonuses within the system of his institution.
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