New Union Aims at Uniting Bulgaria's Right WingDomestic | October 22, 2012, Monday // 13:42| views
The leaders of the now-former right-wing Blue Coalition, Martin Dimitrov (r), UDF, and Ivan Kostov (l), DSB. Photo by BGNES
The former leaders of Bulgaria's right-wing party Union of Democratic Forces, UDF, Martin Dimitrov (2008 – 2012) and MEP Nadezha Neyski (2002 – 2005) established over the weekend a new fraction in the party.
The goal of the new fraction is achieving unification of the country's "authentic," as they say, right wing, and a joint election alliance with the party Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, DSB.
The founding of National Union Accord was done in the winter resort of Borovets. Vanio Sharkov, UDF Member of the Parliament, and unsuccessful bidder for party leader after Dimitrov' resignation is also a member of the Union.
The UDF code allows the existence of fraction within the party. Neyski informs UDF representatives from across the country have taken part in the meeting in Borovets.
Neyski and Dimitrov have sent an open letter to the leaderships and all UDF and DSB members calling on them to launch ASAP negotiations to form a new alliance. They say otherwise neither of the two parties will win any parliamentary seats and this will open the way for the new movement-turned- party Bulgaria for Citizens of first and former EU Commissioner, Meglena Kuneva.
Dimitrov points out the split of the Blue UDF-DSB Coalition was a huge political mistake or even a "premeditated attempt for political murder of the right wing."
"We are creating a group for pressure in the UDF to continue ahead with the Blue Coalition project because anything else would be just total extinction. We need urgent measures to prevent a left-wing rule in the country," said he.
Sharkov further stresses the new group has no intentions of splitting UDF, but has the goal to unite the right wing.
However, Emil Kabaivanov, the current UDF leader, told the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, he firmly opposes the new fraction and its unification ideas.
The Blue Coalition is still active in the current Parliament.
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