PM Borissov requests ministerial resignations
GERB chairman and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on July 15 demanded the resignations of Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov, Interior Minister Mladen Marinov and Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov.
The decision was made after a meeting between Borissov and the regional coordinators of the party. During the meeting, the party's coordinators asked Borissov to release the three ministers in order to refute suggestions that GERB and the ministers in question were directly dependent on the MRF party and Delyan Peevski. According to the regional coordinators, GERB undeservedly suffers negatively due to the speculations for connection with the MRF.
The party highly appreciates the contribution of Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov to Bulgaria's admission to the Eurozone waiting room and the policy of financial stability. During the meeting, a high assessment was also given to the Minister of Interior Mladen Marinov, under whose leadership the Ministry of Interior achieved good results in the fight against smuggling, household crime and and drug trafficking. The contribution of the Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov to the increase of foreign investments in Bulgaria was also appreciated.
The three ministers declared to the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov their readiness to resign immediately. The three ministers will submit the relevant documents for this tomorrow.