Sofia, Bulgaria: For the first time, the government of Bulgaria has fallen after failing to stand the no-confidence motion after almost a month-long political chaos going on in the European country.
Failing to show a majority in the National Assembly, the government of Bulgaria will have to resign. Country’s President Rumen Radev will have to start consultations with the parties in the National Assembly.
Speaking on the fall of the coalition government, the former Prime Minister Kiril Petkov stated that it was an honour to lead the administration who had been brought down by the Russian Ambassador (Mitrofanova) along with Delyan Peevski, GERB Chairman Boyko Borissov and leader of the party “There Is Such a People” Slavi Trifonov.
Below is the full statement of Petkov during his last speech as the Bulgarian Prime Minister :
“It was an honour for me to lead a government that was taken down by Peevski, Borissov, Trifonov and Mitrofanova (Russia’s Ambassador to Bulgaria). This vote is just a small step in a very long road. What they (the opposition) didn’t understand was that in such a way, they could not win the Bulgarian people. I promise that we will continue this battle to win over our country. And one day, we will have Bulgaria without people ruling from the shadows, without the mafia, a normal country, a successful European country. Thank you!“.
The no-confidence motion was passed with 123 votes of MPs in favour.
Amid the crisis, the experts predict that early elections might be held in the month of August this year, but following the holidays, the elections may get postponed to either September or October.
Thousands of people came out on the streets in favour and against the now fallen government soon after the announcement was passed to hold a no-confidence motion debate – a proposal kept by the GERB party.