Bulgarian PM Offers Compromise on Lukoil Derogation

Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov has proposed a specific arrangement to GERB regarding the contentious issue of Lukoil's derogation. Denkov suggested, "On March 6, we have a rotation of the government. Until then, let's leave things as they are. The next day, if they want, they can remove the derogation for three days.

Boyko Borissov: We will not Support Terziev! I Know those Lazy Boys

"These elections are a punishment for the entire political class - 27% turnout - this is absolute illegitimacy. So few voted and such a low turnout - the analysts and each of us must come to a conclusion as to why we are going down like this". This is what GERB leader Boyko Borisсov said in Plovdiv, quoted by BGNES.

The Bulgarian Parliament Terminated the powers of MP Vezhdi Rashidov

With 103 votes "for", the National Assembly terminated the powers of the People's Representative from GERB Vezhdi Rashidov. Only "Vazrazhdane" voted three "against" and 27 "abstained".

The Speaker of the Parliament, Rosen Zhelyazkov, expressed his thanks and best wishes to Rashidov:

Bulgaria’s President accused the Parties behind the Cabinet of Treason

On the sidelines of the parliament, President Rumen Radev accused the parties behind the "Denkov-Gabriel" cabinet of treason.

"I hope the government does not betray the national interests, as the leaders of the coalition betrayed their voters," said Radev, who a week ago insisted that the second management mandate should not be implemented.

BSP Leader: We are Terminating Negotiations with GERB for the First Mandate

"Today we held a meeting with GERB for the first mandate. We think that GERB has a wrong concept of forming a government at this difficult time. Mr. Borissov nominated a party candidate, he came up with his own tasks and priorities". This was stated by the leader of the left, Kornelia Ninova.

Fifth Election Leaves Bulgaria’s Political Stalemate in Place

As a result, the bulk of the past two years has seen caretaker governments appointed by the President, Rumen Radev. This has led to a curious situation in which an increasingly disaffected population engages in a serial "celebration of democracy" but is governed by unelected governments tailored by a more and more Bonapartist-acting president.