Bulgarian President Calls for Dialogue amid Division

Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 15:56|  views

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev called on all political parties to engage in dialogue, although remaining skeptical whether this can be achieved soon.

"I will be pleased to seek dialogue among political leaders, but at the present moment I cannot achieve the prerequisites for trust and agreement," said Plevneliev.

"I am worried, for there has never been such sharp political division an opposition in Bulgaria before," said the president at the opening ceremony for Trakiya Highway Monday.

Plevneliev especially criticized the ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party and Movement for Rights and Freedoms for allegedly adopting a divisive and "revanchist" attitude.

At the same time he lauded the recently voiced willingness of former ruling GERB party to start dialogue.

As things stand now, GERB is sabotaging the work of the Bulgarian Parliament by boycotting sittings.

Before being elected Bulgaria's President latet 2011, Plevneliev served as Infrastructre Minister in the government of GERB leader Boyko Borisov.

Plevneliev moreover continued his praise of month-long protests against the new Bulgarian cabinet, chaired by PM Plamen Oresharski.

"The protests have achieved their great success - no matter who will be in power, from now on they will know they will be under strong civic control," said the Bulgarian President.

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Tags: Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Bulgarian Socialist Party, Boyko Borisov, Plamen Oresharski, GERB, protests, Rosen Plevneliev, Trakiya Highway


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