“We nominate Antoaneta Stefanova for Prime Minister,” Slavi Trifonov wrote on Facebook.
“Our nomination for prime minister goes to world chess champion Antoaneta Stefanova. She has education in economics and speaks five languages,” the leader of the second-largest parliamentary represented party said.
“Of course, Antoaneta Stefanova will return the mandate immediately because ‘There Is Such a People’ (ITN) does not have the necessary number of MPs or partners to form a stable government. Support offered comes from political entities that are harmful, greedy and proven to be compromised. What they offer is not support, but dependence,” Trifonov says.
Slavi Trifonov’s words triggered an instantaneous reaction by his principal political opponent. GERB described this move as “shirking responsibility” and “political cowardice”, while the party’s leader Boyko Borissov said: “Anyone with 165 MPs who have stated their support, who says they are not enough, that he needs 240, is a coward.”/ibna