Simeon Dyankov, whose axing as finance minister and deputy prime minister on February 18 was amid the moments of high drama preceding the resignation of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s government on February 20, says that ruling party GERB will return with a majority in the next election.
Borissov filed his government’s resignation on February 20 after announcing in Parliament that he could do nothing further, beyond what he had offered, the previous day to protesters who have turned out nationwide for several days against high electricity prices and ultimately against his government.
The Prime Minister, on February 19, vowed to “fight to the end” against the main opposition parties but reversed this position after that night’s protests in Sofia saw incidents of violence.
Dyankov said that he would continue to remain in office and continued to support Borissov.
The financial situation in Bulgaria was stable, Dyankov said.
Most other ministers, attending a scheduled cabinet meeting on February 20, declined to comment on Borissov’s decision.
On February 20, the plan had been for Parliament to vote on the handing over of Dyankov’s two portfolios to other cabinet ministers. This fell away when Borissov announced that he was filing his government’s resignation.