Bulgaria: Runner-up party leader Slavi Trifonov speaks out after Borissov’s statements

Bulgaria: Runner-up party leader Slavi Trifonov speaks out after Borissov’s statements

“Regarding the plethora of political statements and proposals made in recent days, I would like to say the following: There is a very clear legal process mentioned in the Constitution, and we quite reasonably respect and follow it,” the party leader of “There Is Such A People” Slavi Trifonov posted on Facebook three days after the elections.

Trifonov wrote the post just hours after Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called on the leader of “There Is Such A People”, which emerged second in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, to assume his responsibilities.

“Their game will probably cause more chaos. We were responsible until the elections, from now on our fellow politician Slavi Trifonov must step forward and assume his responsibilities,” Borissov said, and added:

“With over half a million voters, fellow politician Slavi Trifonov must come forward and take responsibility. It does not matter if they are first or second in this case. We will propose, they will not choose him and he will come next.

That is why I ask him as his colleague to start forming the composition of the government, which will comprise the president of the parliament, the committees, the ministers, the deputy ministers.

Do not give up, do not justify that they are losing something. I am ready to have ten incumbent Members to support them. It is important for me to have a stable government. I want the work to be calm, and it will once there is a clear government,” Borissov said, adding that the parties that made up the main opposition had collapsed.

“If they see the political situation as difficult, if there is no solution, new elections are not the answer. Here is your decision, you all talked about the Grand National Assembly, about the majority elections, let President Radev submit the draft of his Constitution. We convene the Supreme National Assembly, solve all the problems and start from scratch,” the prime minister suggested. /ibna