People ' s Party
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.
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.
In an apparent response to salvoes by the main opposition Republican Peopleâs Party (CHP), Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoÄlu has strongly refuted any blame for the sufferings of Alevi citizens.
DavutoÄlu also again expressed his bewilderment for the Alevi populationâs apparent support for the CHP, saying that Alevis have been victimized under CHP-led governments in the past.
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.
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.