Even as Bulgaria’s Parliament began debate on October 16 on the second motion of no confidence in the current government, which follows hard on the heels of the first, opposition GERB leader Boiko Borissov said that his party was ready with a third.
The vote in the National Assembly on the second motion of no confidence, tabled on the basis of what GERB describes as the Bulgarian Socialist Party government’s failures on regional policy, is scheduled for October 17. Borissov said that the third motion of no confidence would be tabled on October 18.
Responding to a statement by socialist MP Maya Manolova calling GERB a caricature of an opposition, Borissov said that the parties in power were caricatures, as every day Parliament became increasingly discredited.
Borissov said that his party was, indeed, a caricature of an opposition because it had won the election (in the May 2013 parliamentary elections, Borissov’s party won the most votes but had no allies in Parliament with which to form a coalition government).
Debate in the National Assembly on October 16 began after the now-customary struggle to achieve a quorum, which happened after members of ultra-nationalist party Ataka headed by Volen Siderov formally registered as present.
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