Sofia, Bulgaria: The Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Kiril Petkov, in his recent statement, informed that the current coalition government would be nominating new Cabinet Ministers, which will fill up the vacant positions of the outgoing ITN ministers. PM Petkov made the statement on June 14, adding, the action will be in effect once the coalition government gets a “majority” in the Parliament.
The four-party coalition administration with the outgoing ITN ministers becomes a government of three parties.
To hold a majority in the Parliament, the government needs to recruit seven more MPs in order to support it.
The Prime Minister further added, “We are moving forward, and I believe that we will gather 121 MPs. Then we will introduce the law on (the anti-corruption commission) to be approved, & (Interior Minister Boiko) Rashkov to become head of the commission”.
Following the above statement, he then added, “The most significant thing we have focused on is to have 121 MPs who have no dependencies, none of them to halt the reform of the judiciary, the change in the anti-corruption commission and to be able to adopt the Budget”.
PM Petkov further adds that he is ready to have a conversation with anyone who will work for the interests of Bulgaria. If the Bulgarian government fails to approve at least 22 laws needed to receive the funding under the EU Recovery and Sustainability Plan, then the Balkan state will bear a loss of nearly 12 billion leva.
“The update of pensions would not happen, which is an incredible blow to the poorest at the moment – retirees. The Young families will not obtain additional tax relief; fuel will continue to keep prices high. In this context, if our country enters a series of elections at the moment, it would be really disastrous & a waste of historical time”, the prime minister adds.