Bulgaria returns to elections after its third failure to form a government

bulgaria returns to elections after its third failure to form a government
bulgaria returns to elections after its third failure to form a government

President Radev announced that the elections will be on July 11 and warned that the coming months will be very tense.

 

Bulgaria will celebrate snap election on July 11, only three months after the elections of last April, after the Social Democratic party today returned the order to form a government, after the conservative GERB and the Exist Such a People protest party had previously done so.

The Social Democrats, the third most voted force on April 4, immediately returned today the commission to form the Executive carried out by the president, Rumen Radev, thus ending the three attempts that the legislation allows and requires the convening of new elections.

“In this situation, it is clear that we are heading towards the dissolution of Parliament and the holding of early elections. And if after these elections we have the same situation of tie and impossibility of forming a government, Bulgaria will fall not only into a political crisis, but also a constitutional one, “warned Radev.

The president, close to the Social Democrats and confronted with the hitherto prime minister and leader of the GERB, Boiko Borisov, assured that the country needs an “alternative” and asked all parties to reconsider their behavior.

Radev announced that the elections will be on July 11 and he warned that the coming months will be very tense and it will be necessary to act responsibly to avoid chaos.

The poorest country in the European Union has been particularly hit by covid-19, it is the partner of the European Union that is more slowly vaccinating its population and has one of the highest mortality rates from the disease of the group.

The Social Democratic leader, Kornelia Ninova, had already advanced her decision last week, arguing that she would neither agree with the populist Borisov, nor does she have the support of three new formations, arising from the anti-government protests last summer.

Before the Socialists, the GERB itself had already returned the mandate to form a government, which has won all five elections held since 2009, because the other five formations with parliamentary representation had denied their support, since they accuse that party of corruption and favoring the oligarchy.

Those accusations sparked massive anti-government protests over the summer from which three new formations were born, including Existe Tal Pueblo, by the singer and satirical television presenter, Slavi Trifonov, who came second in the elections.

Last week Trifonov returned the commission to form the Executive, indicating that the support of the other two protest parties is insufficient to have a parliamentary majority of 121 seats, and by refusing to accept the support of the GERB or the Social Democrats, whom he accuses of being part of the same corrupt system.

President Radev announced that Parliament will be dissolved next week and then appoint an interim government.