Bulgaria’s Movement for Rights and Freedoms: ‘Prepare to govern’

Bulgaria’s Movement for Rights and Freedoms, the political party that is the fourth-largest in the current National Assembly, has added its own fuel to speculation that the country could go to early elections in 2018 by speaking of making preparations to enter government.

In recent weeks, there have been questions marks over the future of Bulgaria’s governing coalition because of open infighting in the minority partner, the United Patriots, a grouping of far-right and nationalist parties.

Bulgaria also currently is seized by majority controversy over the planned sale of the Bulgarian assets of energy distribution company CEZ. Amid political passions reaching high pitch, Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said on February 27 that he saw the controversy as directed at toppling his government, as happened in 2013.

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