Following the publication in the State Gazette on Tuesday of the final results of the parliamentary elections and the names of the deputies elected to the Bulgarian National Assembly, President Rumen Radev issued a decree convening the 45th National Assembly on April 15.
However, there are many questions about the possible consultations between the parties for the formation of the new government, while the possibility of new elections taking place it is not ruled out, despite the fact that at the moment it does not seem to be supported by most parties.
The moderator of the developments is the TV presenter Slavi Trivonov, leader of the second in power of a political formation in the National Assembly of Bulgaria, “There is such a People”.
According to sociologist Yuly Pavlov, the creation of the so-called “Reform majority” of “protest parties” is impossible, as the number of deputies in these formations is just over 90 out of a total of 240 MPs. Slavi Trifonov’s team has a difficult choice to make.
“They have three options”, Yuly Pavlov points out. “One is to go to new elections, which what analysts advise him, as they predict that his party will emerge as the first political force. The other two options are forming a government. “It is possible to negotiate with the protest parties and offer a coalition with them, or form a government entirely their own”.
A completely new political reality after the elections predicted the security expert who was elected MP with Democratic Bulgaria, Associate Professor Velizar Salamanov.
“People voted for change. Now the responsibility falls on many young people who are participating in the new National Assembly”.
Despite his fifth victory in the parliamentary elections, Boyko Borissov’s ruling GERB party is in a paradoxical situation, similar to that of 2013-14 and the Oresharski government. At the time, as is the case now, all the other parties represented in parliament refused to cooperate with them and forced them to remain in the opposition.
It became clear on Sunday that the GERB would not return the mandate to form a government, but would fulfill its constitutional right by proposing a cabinet that would show succession and change, Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev said, analyzing the results of the parliamentary elections.
“We have not asked for support from anyone”, Donchev said, noting that most of the political forces have said who they will work with to form a parliamentary majority. “We are ready with a proposal for a cabinet. A government will be proposed that will not just be a political sign, but a government that could work”.
The possibility of early elections should not scare us, says political scientist Gerorgi Kiriakov. “Spending on new elections will not impoverish the public coffers, but will enrich democracy”, he told the Bulgarian National Radio (BER) in Plovdiv.
“All the parties that have ruled the country so far should learn lessons from the elections”, said dentist Dr. Fikri Gullestan. In an interview with Kardzhali’s BER, he explained that the removal of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) from second place marks the end of the transition and the beginning of something new.
“People who vote for BSP, MRF and GERB vote for systemic parties, but in the last four years there have been new voters who do not see themselves in them. It is from there I believe that the impetus for change will come, but like any new beginning, it will be problematic. The next generation, who knows much better than ourselves the Transition, world and Europe, will demand a restart of the country”./ibna