site.btaBulgarian Socialist Party Won’t Invite Former Ally in New Coalition
The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) won’t invite The Left in the new alliance it plans to form with parties from the centre-left spectrum and patriotic organizations, leader Kornelia Ninova told journalists in Pleven on Saturday.
She said that during the local elections in many places The Left played against BSP, nominated BSP members as their candidates, splintered organizations and the messages of their campaign were targeted against BSP only.
Also, Ninova commented on the position of the Party of European Socialists (PES) on the planned alliance and said that reports that the nationalist Ataka will be part are not true. "We did not hear PES react when the government of Sergey Stanishev was backed by Ataka. I expect at least that position to be corrected. The second party of Nikolai Malinov is not invited in the alliance either and did not have any intentions,” said Ninova.
Ninova opened in Pleven on Saturday a regional meeting of newly elected socialist mayors and municipal councillors from the regions of Pleven, Lovech, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Vratsa, Montana and Vidin. Participating were members of the BSO Executive Bureau, MPs, local chapter leaders and coordinators.