GERB Warns of Potential Government Crisis Over Foreign Minister Position

Boyko Borissov

In a recent interview with BNT, GERB leader Boyko Borissov addressed concerns about the potential failure of the government rotation due to disagreements over the appointment of a new foreign minister. Borissov's remarks come amid tensions between the GERB party and the We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria (WCC-DB) coalition regarding the distribution of ministerial positions.

Responding to questions about the possibility of early elections, Borissov expressed apprehension regarding the current impasse, stating, "They have stated that they will not back down, I don't see any more backwards compromises that GERB can make." He emphasized that the issue of appointing a foreign minister could jeopardize the rotation agreement.

Borissov highlighted the importance of measured dialogue and expressed reluctance to draw red lines or set conditions that could hinder decision-making. He referenced disagreements within the opposition and emphasized the need for constructive discussions to resolve differences.

The GERB leader also addressed the proposal for Mariya Gabriel to assume the role of both prime minister and foreign minister, with Denkov remaining as vice prime minister and minister of education. Borissov argued against the appointment of another candidate from GERB for the foreign minister position, insisting on Gabriel's suitability for the role.

Furthermore, Borissov outlined the position of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), indicating their reluctance to participate in the government, either as ministers or deputy ministers.

"Mariya Gabriel is to remain foreign minister after the rotation in March and also be prime minister".

This was stated to BNT by the deputy chairman of the GERB...

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