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.
"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.
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.
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.