Bulgarian government far-right minority partners patch up differences

The United Patriots, the grouping of far-right and nationalist parties that is the minority partner in Bulgaria’s coalition government, issued a statement on September 11 seeking to portray the group as having patched up its differences.

The statement said that the political council of the United Patriots – Valeri Simeonov’s National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria, Volen Siderov’s Ataka and Krassimir Karakachanov’s VMRO – “approves of and supports the actions of the chairman and leadership of the parliamentary group as well as of the coalition members who are members of the Cabinet”.

The United Patriots supports the governance programme and believes that the implementation of it depends on the government serving a full term in office, the statement said.

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