Former Talk Show Host Slavi Trifonov Establishes "There's No Such State" Political Party
October 5 (BTA) - Former talk show host, Slavi Trifonov
established the "There's No Such State" political party on
Saturday in the capital's Rainbow Plaza. The Constituent
Assembly was closed to the media and outsiders. As Mediapool.bg
reported, it lasted about 20 minutes and ended without any
Neither Slavi Trifonov nor the delegates spoke to any reporters
after the event.
The party's leadership and its public faces haven't been made
official yet either. The only thing certain is that Slavi
Trifonov is the leader of the political formation.
The party's logo is a blue hand on a white background depicting
the Bulgarian flag.
Famed Bulgarian talk show host Trifonov has been signaling for
years that he wants to go into politics. Over the years, the
media have also discussed the potential for his personal
popularity as a showman and actor to be reformulated into
electoral support. Sociological agencies have also measured any
effect a party created by him might create.
It is expected that Trifonov's personal style and views will
dominate the behavior and platform of the new formation. Two
months ago, Trifonov and his team issued a founding statement.
It was also not sent out to the media, though it was published
in the "Troud" national daily. According to the founding
statement, the priorities of "There's No Such State" will be
increased citizen participation in government, a majority
election of MPs and their reduction from 240 to 120, mandatory
voting and direct election for the Prosecutor General. It is
expected that screenwrites from Slavi Trifonov's show will also
be active members of the party.
Trifonov officially announced that he will be creating a
political party during the last broadcast of his "Slavi's Show"
on bTV, which aired on July 31st. (During the same
announcement, Trifonov said that he would also launch a
"television project" which would start after September 15th.)
The name of the party is clear in Bulgarian but difficult to
translate. It comes from a popular saying, often used
sarcasticly. It combines, on the one hand, sharp criticism of
public practices in the logical model reductio ad absurdum. On
the other hand, the message acknowledges the uniqueness of the
object under criticism (the State) in terms of its development.