Bulgaria’s Reformist Bloc presents declaration banning former PMs, ministers to join rightist coalitional govt (ROUNDUP)22 August 2014 | 03:23 | FOCUS News Agency
The declaration reads, as follows:
“The parties within the Reformist Bloc will run at the early parliamentary elections so as to justify the need of better life and European standards of political behaviour. We will be an alternative to the recent governments of the country and the model of lawlessness and poverty they set.
We guarantee that every vote for the Reformist Bloc is a vote for immediate reforms in the justice, security and energy sectors; overall reform of the public administration and suspension of the party interference in the state service; electronic services for the citizens, business and administration, electronic public procurements; immediate entrance in the Single Supervisory Mechanism, speeded-up accession of Bulgaria in the euro area, active role of Bulgaria in the establishment of the European energy union and dismissal from governing positions of all people affiliated with the former security service (DS), people with dependences and in conflict of interests.
The Reformist Bloc will take part in a reformist right-centrist government, which will oust the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and their derivatives from country’s government.”
“To achieve our political goals we will aim at the establishment of a government in which the posts of Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Interior Minister will be occupied by politicians with indisputable reputation and people, who have not occupied these posts in the past,” the declaration says further.
Before the official press release from the coalition, FOCUS News Agency obtained the information from members of the bloc, who said that Chairperson of the Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB), Radan Kanev, was to file at the Citizen’s Council of the Reformist Bloc, a proposal for a declaration that bans former prime ministers, former ministers of finances and ministers of interior from taking part in a rightist coalitional government.
The draft declaration is not positively welcomed by all members of the Reformist Bloc coalition since the document directly envisages Boyko Borisov, leader of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (CEDB) and former prime minister, and Tsvetan Tsvetanov, deputy chairperson of the CEDB and former interior minister, as well as CEDB’s former finance minister Simeon Dyankov, who is no longer related to the party.
According to the opponents to the declarations, such actions are pointless even in terms of mobilisation of their own voters for the elections, since the possible future rightist coalition should be discussed after the elections, while the invitation to join such a coalitional government should first come from the future mandate-holder.
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