site.btaUPDATED After Episode of Disorder in Parliament, Six Nationalist MPs Are Reprimanded and Their Leader Is Expelled from Sitting
After a new episode of disorder in Parliament Wednesday, six MPs of the nationalist Vazrazhdane party were reprimanded and their leader was ordered to leave the plenary hall. The disturbance started when Vazrazhdane prevented MP Yavor Bozhakov of Continue the Change - Democratic Bulgaria (CC-DB) from addressing the chamber - thus ticking to their promise to never allow Bozhankov - as well as another CC-DB deputy, Manol Peykov, to speak in plenary after they felt insulted by his remarks regarding Vazrazhdane MPs last week.
Zhelyazkov told the unruly MPs that what they are doing is anti-constititional and that he is the only one who can give or take the floor in the plenary hall of Parliament.
The Vazrazhdane MP disregarded his remarks and Zhelyazkov ordered their leader to leave the sitting. Shortly after that he had to call short the sitting as disorder persisted.
A reprimand was imposed on MPs Georgi Georgiev, Deyan Nikolov, Emil Yankov, Stoyan Taslakov, Slavcho Krumov and Kostadin Kostadinov for violating the order in the parliamentary plenary hall.