Government Won't Resign, Cabinet Will Be Reshuffled after No-confidence Vote
The ruling coalition will serve out its term and general elections will take place in the spring of 2021, NFSB leader and Deputy Parliament Speaker Valeri Simeonov told a news briefing Thursday at the Council of Ministers. He was speaking after a council of the ruling coalition between GERB and the United Patriots. The ruling coalition will concentrate on defeating the vote of no-confidence tabled by the socialist opposition and the cabinet will be reshuffled afterwards, it emerged from his statement.
The no-confidence vote will be defeated and there will be changes in the cabinet, said Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov.
"Bulgaria is a rule of law state and we observe the rules. I have the resignations of three ministers. They have huge support and each one has done a lot for the country," said Prime
Minister and GERB leader Boyko Borissov.
On Wednesday evening, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov, Interior Minister Mladen Marinov and Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov tendered their resignations because of their alleged association with the Movement for Rights and Freedoms and its deputy Delyan Peevski.
Borissov went on the say that the Bulgarian Socialist Party is scraping the barrel with the motives for the no-confidence vote and it is grotesque that it may seek a no-confidence vote.
The Prime Minister warned that very difficult months lie ahead and that no single party or coalition can take the country through 'this stormy sea'. Borissov said that the nation should
Borissov also dismissed the idea about a caretaker government as the president has someone else naming the ministers.
"We have the support of all big EU states and of the US as only days ago they voted for Bulgaria to join the euro waiting room and the EU banking union," he said.
"If they care about the state, the opposition parties should say how to go through the looming economic and health crisis," said Borissov.