Let he who unites the Nation evaluate the people he collaborates and walks with. I do not rate him. When I was wrong, I have apologized many times”. This was stated by the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov from Brussels where he attends the extraordinary European Council meeting.
The reason for the comment was the behavior of supporters of President Rumen Radev, who booed Mayor Yordanka Fandakova on Wednesday night as she was speaking in front of the monument of Vasil Levski.
Yesterday in Parliament GERB condemned the behavior of the head of state. “Organized unrest by BSP members, along with semi-criminals and marginalized mercenaries, dampened the memory of the Apostle of Liberty. This unprecedented provocation came under the auspices of BSP President Rumen Radev”, said a ruling party statement, read by MP Toma Bykov.
“We call on the President to apologize for the unprecedented blunder with which he has ousted the Presidential Institution, thereby undermining his authority and lowering his level to the limits of his party supporters. We do not want Rumen Radev’s apology for ourselves, but for all those who preserve the memory of our national heroes and continue what Levski started”, Bykov continued.
Instead of fulfilling his duties as head of state for all Bulgarians, Radev agreed to become head of the party.
It is the right of the Bulgarian President to take part in the procession, BSP MP Dragomir Stoynev said. He wondered why the Bulgarian President came under fire. “People are unhappy. But I can’t understand your dissatisfaction with this institution”, Stoynev said.
When it has to do with national priorities and the commemoration of national heroes the BSP MP appealed to politicians to shake hands and not to be divided into leftists and rightight.
Shortly afterwards, President Radev responded to the GERB accusations from Ryse, where he is attending the celebrations for the release of the Danube city.
“If the government does not like the attitude of the people, they must think about their goals and how to manage them”, said the head of state./ibna