Bulgarian Socialists: Ex President's Ambition Is ProblematicDomestic | March 7, 2012, Wednesday // 13:03| views
MP Anton Kutev is one of the key figures in the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP. Photo by BGNES
Key figures from the opposition, left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party are becoming fed-up with the aggressive behavior of former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.
As soon as he left office in January, after two terms as President, Parvanov begin a battle with ex-Prime Minister and BSP leader, Sergey Stanishev, for the party helm, but demonstrates non-stop that he is the certain winner.
On Wednesday, the BSP Member of the Parliament, Anton Kutev, told the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, that from being a successful President, Parvanov in just days walked the path to becoming a problem.
"I don't know if he is a problem that has a solution. No one wants to throw him out of the party, but he is becoming a problem. He is a problem because he is important for the party. We do not want to divide it between Parvanov and Stanishev; he is dividing it and it does not help us. Personally I don't have any discomfort about who the leader will be. I am not in a battle for the leadership, but in a battle for BSP," Kutev said.
The MP stressed that disagreements among the Socialists only work for Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and his ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party GERB, adding that Borisov already crushed the far-right, nationalist Ataka and the conservative Order, Law and Justice, RZS, parties and BSP would be next.
"Our grandmothers do not want to be forced to choose between Stanishev and Parvanov; they want BSP. Some people do not realize the huge responsibility bestowed on them," he pointed out.
Four people have already been nominated for the post – Parvanov, Stanishev, who is also the leader of the Party of European Socialists, PES, and BSP MPs, Korneliya Ninova, and Ivelin Nikolov, according to the Bulgarian Trud (Labor) daily.
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