site.btaDB Co-leader Ivanov Says Alliance Considers Supporting Future Cabinet in Parliament without Participating in It
"Our most likely decision will be not to participate with political representatives in this cabinet, but we will give political support in Parliament for it," Democratic Bulgaria (DB) co-leader Hristo Ivanov told journalists in Parliament here on Thursday, commenting a possible cabinet with the second mandate and a prime minister on a rotating basis. DB is part of a coalition with Continue the Change, who will receive the second exploratory mandate from the President and will attempt to form a regular government on a rotating basis with GERB-UDF, after the latter returned the mandate unfulfilled on Monday.
Ivanov stressed that the final decision will be taken by the respective bodies of the parties in DB alliance when the final composition of the draft government becomes clear.
Our decision is that there should be a government with a second mandate, Ivanov stressed. But he added that in this situation, they believe it would be wiser to build on a cabinet with neutral, non-political, expert figures. That is why Yes Bulgaria (part of DB) had no proposals for ministers from their ranks.
At the moment negotiations are still ongoing, all parties in DB are waiting to to see the final result before the relevant bodies make any decisions, the DB co-leader said said. He noted that "Yes, Bulgaria" had delegated Nikolay Denkov to lead talks on forming a cabinet with the second mandate. Our recommendation was that the government should be entirely in an expert format, Ivanov added.
Asked whether there would be personnel changes and whether it was true that GERB insisted on having three of their representatives in the future cabinet, Ivanov said that they're "not particularly involved in the talks on [the cabinet] composition" and therefore could not comment.