Minority parties’ support for Bulgarian coalition cabinet in question

Bulgarian socialist breakaway minority party ABC could withdraw its support from Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s centre-right coalition cabinet if a “critical mass” is reached in discrepancies between between cabinet policies and prior policy agreements, ABC leader Georgi Purvanov said on December 4.

His statement came two days before nationalist coalition Patriotic Front (PF) is due to meet at senior leadership level to decide whether it will withdraw its support for the Borissov government voted into office by Parliament on November 7.

PF co-leader Valeri Simeonov repeatedly has threatened withdrawal of support over appointments made since Borissov’s GERB-led cabinet came to power. The PF’s coalition council met on December 3, with Simeonov saying that the council had taken a decision on the issue, but declining to disclose what the decision was.

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