Government must resign immediately, Borissov says after exit polls in European elections

Boiko Borissov, leader of centre-right GERB, has called on the government – in power with the mandate of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, shown to have run a poor second in the country’s May 25 2014 European Parliament elections – to resign immediately.

Speaking to reporters, Borissov said that once again, GERB had defeated the BSP.

“We not only defeated (BSP leader Sergei) Stanishev, we defeated the leader of the Party of European Socialists in Bulgaria,” Borissov said.

“The pseudo-prime minister (Plamen Oresharski), the pseudo-speaker of the National Assembly (Mihail Mikov) must immediately resign and get out after this vote,” he said.

The people had spoken and the cabinet had to resign, Borissov said. “The motion of no confidence was today.”

Borissov said that he wanted to thank the Bulgarian people and God that once again, his party had won, adding that he wanted to talk “based on facts” and currently what there was were exit polls reported by the media.

The GERB leader said that his party would hold a news conference at noon on May 26.

He said that much as he hated to, he had to congratulate Nikola Barekov, whose BWC ran fourth, apparently to win two out of Bulgaria’s 17 MEP seats, while the Movement for Rights and Freedoms was “in good shape” – but the BSP had lost, Borissov said.

Borissov quipped that he hoped that Stanishev would remain BSP leader for many years to come.

“They (the BSP) cannot win in Bulgaria, how will the Party of European Socialists win in Europe? The EPP (European People’s Party) definitely wins in Europe,” Borissov said.




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