Borissov’s GERB: Bulgaria’s ruling coalition is stable

Borissov’s GERB: Bulgaria’s ruling coalition is stable

Sofia, December 21, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s ruling coalition is stable and any attempts to undermine confidence in its artificially will result in nothing more than a storm in a teacup, Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s GERB party said on December 18, dismissing opposition speculation about early parliamentary elections.

The declaration by GERB was read in the National Assembly by MP Tsveta Karatantcheva on the day that the National Assembly voted to approve the appointment of Ekaterina Zaharieva as Justice Minister to succeed Hristo Ivanov, a Reformist Bloc member who resigned his post in protest against the version of constitutional amendments on judicial reform approved by Parliament.

Ivanov’s resignation was followed by one of the parties of the Reformist Bloc, a minority partner in the coalition cabinet formed by Borissov in November 2014, going into opposition – while the bloc as a whole decided to continue supporting the government.