SOFIA – Opposition calls for resignation of Parliament’s speaker

The two opposition forces in the Bulgarian parliament – the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) on Thursday (17 September) asked for the resignation of the parliament chief Tsveta Karayancheva.

The reasons are different – BSP are outraged by the violent expulsion from Parliament of protesting mothers of children with disabilities, which took place on Wednesday.

DPS, the force representing ethnic Turks, took offence when Karayancheva refused to consider their objections to a member of the electoral commission. Karayancheva said she will not resign.

Outside the Parliament, protesters called for the resignation of the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and the Chief Prosecutor, for a 71st day in a row.

According to the latest opinion poll, if elections were held today, BSP would overtake Borissov’s GERB party (EPP-affiliated).

(Georgi Gotev, EURACTIV.com/EURACTIV.bg)

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