site.btaUPDATED Vazrazhdane to Table No-Confidence Vote in Government Over Energy Policy
“We began consultations for tabling a vote of no-confidence in the government. We have the support of There Is Such a People (TISP) and we talked with the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP),” Vazrazhdane leader Kostadin Kostadinov told journalists in parliament. He added that the BSP said that they had to undergo a party procedure after which they will say whether they will back the no-confidence vote.
“Signatures are being collected and the majority of MPs of Vazrazhdane and TISP have already signed the motion,” he said. “Let’s wait and see what the decision of BSP is and on Friday at the latest we’ll table the no-confidence vote over the overall government energy policy and the destruction of the Bulgarian coal industry,” said Kostadinov.
Kostadinov said that the required 48 signatures will be collected without the BSP but that he prefers them to back the no-confidence vote.
Later in the day, floor leader Toshko Yordanov told journalists that that the entire TISP parliamentary groups backs the motion.
Continue the Change co-floor leader Kiril Petkov said that currently there is no alternative to the government of Prime Minister Denkov, who is doing very well.
Speaking to journalists in Parliament, GERB-UDF floor leader Dessislava Atanassova said that the group will back the government in a no-confidence vote.
"I don't know what their motives are, but with regards to energy, there is no need for raising tensions. Bulgaria's energy needs the second tranche under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and support for the government will ensure that."
"You can be sure that the government will have time to implement the coal sector agreement and many other decisions in the coming years," said MP Delyan Peevski of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF).
He said that this is a PR stunt by the opposition in the run-up to the local elections. "I think that the government is extremely stable and I don't see what can bring it down. It is doing its job. "If it honours the commitments that we signed yesterday, the MRF will continue to back it," he said. However, he reiterated that if it fails to implement them, the MRF will side with the people.