If there is a caretaker government, Boyko Borissov will join in the race for the presidency. This became clear from his words before the journalists who were waiting for him outside the hospital after he was discharged. Borissov did not show up in parliament for a hearing on the Recovery Plan: How could I appear like this, he asked.
In a post on Facebook, leader of There Is Such a People (ITN) Slavi Trifonov, who is currently under mandatory quarantine and yesterday was sworn in as an MP online, responded to GERB's initiative to start their new parliamentary term from moving a draft bill on the majority vote and blaming ITN for having given up on this initiative.
These days, I accidentally overheard a conversation: "Well, will Slavi Trifonov keep quiet further?" a woman asked. "What can a man do when he doesn't know what to say," her companion replied, laughing. Yes, this explanation for the silence and low profile of the party, which managed to win the second most seats in the new parliament, sounds like a joke.
When the wheel of post-election roulette stopped spinning instead of a fragmented and impossible-to-assemble cabinet, the second week after the vote strted with a dangerously clean horizon. For the first time in the new history of our National Assembly, a possible government can be supported by absolutely all parliamentary groups.
And contrary to expectations, voter turnout was not lower than usual, despite the pandemic, with long queues reported, particularly at polling stations abroad. By Monday afternoon, with 80 per cent of the ballots processed by the Central Election Commission, the notion of an election that could mark the upending of the status quo dominated by the GERB-BSP rivalry had become a reality.