People ' s Party

Patriotic Front Backtracks on Ultimatum to Bulgarian Gov't

The Patriotic Front (PF) will not put into question the integrity of Bulgaria's ruling coalition, leaders of the front have announced.

The PF, a nationalist alliance which signed an agreement earlier in November to back the minority coalition, is protesting at a decision to appoint Orhan Ismailov, an ethnic Turk, to the Deputy Defense Minister's office.

Nationalist Party NFSB May Withdraw Confidence in Govt in 24 Hours

The two main parties constituting nationalist formation the Patriotic Front (PF) - NFSB and VMRO - clash over the recently appointed Deputy Minister of Defence Orhan Ismailov.

Valeri Simeonov, leader of nationalist party National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB), confirmed on Wednesday that the party was still against the appointment of Ismailov.

Turkish PM refuses to take blame for victimization of Alevis

In an apparent response to salvoes by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has strongly refuted any blame for the sufferings of Alevi citizens.

Davutoğlu also again expressed his bewilderment for the Alevi population’s apparent support for the CHP, saying that Alevis have been victimized under CHP-led governments in the past.

Nationalists Threaten to Withdraw Support for Borisov Cabinet

The Patriotic Front (PF) might withdraw its support for the coalition government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, announced Valeri Simeonov, co-chairman of PF.

This step might be taken as a retaliation measure against the appointment of Orhan Ismailov to the position of Deputy Minister of Defence, explained Simeonov for the Bulgarian National Television.

EPP's Daul: Basescu will be very pleased if centre-right movement wins elections

Leader of the European People's Party (EPP), Joseph Daul said he had discussed early on Tuesday with President Traian Basescu about political matters, pointing out the head of state will be pleased if the centre-right movement wins the presidential elections.

Electoral Bureau: final results of vote abroad 46.17 pct Iohannis, 15.9 pct Ponta

Statistics published on Thursday on the website of the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) show Christian Liberal Alliance candidate Klaus Iohannis got 46.17 percent (73,912 votes) and incumbent Social Democrat Prime Minister Victor Ponta 15.90 percent (25,466 votes) of votes cast abroad in the first round of the presidential ballot.