Bulgaria’s Former Rulers Move No-Confidence Vote against Govt

Domestic | September 17, 2013, Tuesday // 09:58|  views

"This government has absolutely no vision for the country’s development in the short and longer term,” former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov told the morning broadcast of Nova TV channel. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

Bulgaria’s formerly ruling center-right party GERB is to table on Thursday a no-confidence motion against the embattled Socialist-backed government.

“Our motive is the poor overall policy of Oresharski government. This government has absolutely no vision for the country’s development in the short and longer term,” former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov told the morning broadcast of Nova TV channel.

The formerly ruling party, which was forced to resign in February in the wake of mass protests, first made clear its plans to seek no-confidence vote against the government in July.

The move was meant as a gesture of support for the protestors, who have been hitting the streets for more than three months already, calling for the resignation of the cabinet, headed by Plamen Oresharski.

GEBR will also pencil in a date for holding early elections, the party's MPs, who have been boycotting a large part of the parliamentary sessions, but eventually returned, said.

They however conveniently turned a blind eye to the fact that the protestors are opposed to GERB's return to power and want a complete overhaul of the corrupted political system.

The series of anti-government protests in Bulgaria was triggered by the scandalous appointment of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) on June 14.

Although the appointment was revoked, Bulgarians went on to demand that the cabinet of PM Plamen Oresharski resign collectively.

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