There Will Be Centre-Right Government In 10 Days – Reformist Bloc MP

Politics | October 18, 2014, Saturday // 11:20|  views

Atanas Atanasov. Photo: BGNES

I would like to tell the Bulgarians that in 10 days the country will have a centre-right government, Atanas Atanasov, an elected MP from the Reformist Bloc (RB), said during the Nova TV morning talk show.

According to him, there were no significant obstacles for reaching an agreement between the Bloc and the centre-right GERB, in spite the failed negotiations between them earlier this week.

“There was a theatrical performance of the negotiating sides,” Atanasov said. “It was something like a public punishment for the behaviour of the RB on the campaign trail.”

In Atanasov's words, the RB was willing to make further compromises and abandon their demand for a two-year term of the eventual new government. According to him, GERB have the will to reform the judiciary system.

Meanwhile, GERB is due to hold a round of negotiations with the left-nationalists Ataka on Saturday, but if the Ataka leader Volen Siderov is to be believed, there will be no talks.

On Friday Siderov demanded that the negotiations be broadcast live on TV and open to the media. “No media, no negotiations,” Siderov said. “I don't want to enter in any backroom scheming with GERB.”

At the same time Rumyana Bachvarova, member of the executive council of GERB told the BNT public broadcaster that yet another early elections were an option, however extreme and most unacceptable, but still better than compromises and backroom scheming. “The reasonable people are ready to make compromises,” she said. “We don't twist anyone's arms and don't ask for insurmountable compromises. We only want agreement on certain themes and guarantees that the government will be stable.”

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Tags: GERB, government, Ataka, Reformist Bloc, Atanas Atanasov, negotiations, compromise, Rumyana Bachvarova


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