Bulgarian Socialist Party Supports President Radev for Second Presidential Term

The National Council of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) decided that the party will support  President Rumen Radev for a second term run.

The decision was taken unanimously during the BSP National Council, which took place on Saturday.

The BSP National Council accepted the proposal of the BSP Executive Bureau to support President Radev and Vice President Iotova with 122 votes for, none against and 9 abstentions, according to the BSP press centre.

The members of the BSP National Council have formed a working group which will discuss with the President and Vice President the formula of their nomination, their initiative committee and the policies that Radev and Yotova will stand behind.

The group will be led by Kornelia Ninova, and will include representatives of the party leadership as well as representatives of the leadership of the BSP parliamentary group - Christian Vigenin and Hristo Prodanov.

At a briefing after the meeting, Ninova also commented on how the BSP will react when forming a government. The BSP for Bulgaria parliamentary group will vote against a government proposed by GERB, but will support a cabinet formed by "There Is Such a People" on five conditions:

rapid action to reduce the effects of the pandemic and the healthcare crisis; urgent measures to fight corruption and restore parliamentarism;  objective audit of the state budget; transparency in operational programmes; amendments to the electoral legislation to ensure a fair vote.

The BSP leadership also sets one more condition - if the parliamentary majority or the cabinet pursue policies that contradict the BSP's pre-election commitments, then this government will not receive the support of the BSP parliamentary  group.

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