Bulgarian nationalist co-leader Simeonov calls into question future of coalition

Valeri Simeonov, co-leader of the United Patriots nationalist coalition that is the minority partner in Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s government, has again called into question not only the future of the grouping but also the coalition government itself.

Simeonov has told reporters that his National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria party, one of the three parties that make up the United Patriots, may go it alone in a future election.

Apart from the tensions within the United Patriots that Simeonov has spoken of publicly a number of times in recent weeks, he also said that his party would raise for discussion a proposal for the United Patriots to call for the resignation of Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova – a member of Borissov’s GERB party.

Simeonov told reporters on February 18 that there were some serious discrepancies regarding the overall concept of Bulgarian resorts.

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