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Parliament rejects no-confidence vote against Borissov 3 cabinet by 131 to 104 votes

Parliament rejects no-confidence vote against Borissov 3 cabinet by 131 to 104 votes

29 June 2018 | 11:10 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The second vote of no confidence against the Borissov 3 government was rejected by 131 to 104 votes, Focus News Agency reports. The vote was proposed by BSP which said that the government failed on security. Only BSP and MRF supported the motion which needed the support of 121 MPs to succeed.
This was the second vote of no confidence tabled by the BSP MPs after the one in January over corruption was also rejected.
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Antony Galabov, political scientist: The no-confidence vote over security is even worse prepared than the previous one over corruption

Antony Galabov, political scientist: The no-confidence vote over security is even worse prepared than the previous one over corruption

28 June 2018 | 10:41 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The previous no-confidence vote over corruption was badly prepared, now the one over security is even worse, political scientist Antony Galabov told Focus Radio with regard to BSP’s second motion of no confidence against the Borissov 3 cabinet. According to Galabov, BSP show incapacity to structure debates on serious problems. He commented that the task of the opposition was not to overthrow the government but to improve the quality of democracy. “The unclear focus in the no-confidence motion provoked the disregard by the ruling majority for it. That is why there was no serious debate in plenary. Proposing a no-confidence vote over security policies without citing any statistical data on the effectiveness in fighting crime is not serious. Unfortunately, the Bulgarian opposition is showing a very bad style by re-telling events that drew media attention instead of preparing serious political arguments,” Antony Galabov said. He forecast that like the debate on Tuesday, Friday’s vote would end quickly, which meant disrespect for the problems in the security sector. In his opinion, the lack of seriousness stems from the leftists who tabled the motion.
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Kornelia Ninova, BSP: Letting 60,000 migrants through Bulgaria is sufficient reason for Boyko Borissov to resign and the people to get justice in early elections

Kornelia Ninova, BSP: Letting 60,000 migrants through Bulgaria is sufficient reason for Boyko Borissov to resign and the people to get justice in early elections

26 June 2018 | 15:40 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. Letting 60,000 migrants through Bulgaria is a sufficient reason for Boyko Borissov to resign and the people to get justice in the only legitimate way, in early elections, BSP leader Kornelia Ninova told the Parliament while presenting the reasons for the vote of no confidence against the Borissov 3 cabinet over security, Focus News Agency reports. “Boyko Borissov’s government cannot guarantee security in people’s homes against petty thieves, murders and escaped prisoners, at the customs against smugglers, on the borders against migrants, and within the government itself,” Ninova argued. She said that the government had failed to fulfil the promises for additional 6,000 police officers and police presence in each community. In connection with the two escapees from the Sofia prison and the interior ministry’s failure to find them before one of them was shot dead, she said that the ministry was utterly incompetent and the staff – demotivated. She further claimed that the government was privatising the security sector, refusing to fulfil its basic constitutional duty.
The Parliament will vote on the no-confidence motion on June 29.
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Parliament to debate no-confidence motion against the cabinet

Parliament to debate no-confidence motion against the cabinet

26 June 2018 | 09:08 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The Parliament will hold an extraordinary sitting to debate the no-confidence motion against the Borissov 3 cabinet over its security policy, according to today’s work schedule of the National Assembly. The debate of the motion tabled by all 80 MPs of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) for Bulgaria Group will start at 01:00 pm. This is the second no-confidence motion proposed by the opposition, after a vote on corruption in January did not pass as it was supported only by the MPs of BSP and MRF.
According to the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, a motion is put to vote not earlier than 24 hours after the end of the debate. A motion is adopted if it receives the support of more than half of the MPs.
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Pencho Milkov, BSP: The arguments for no-confidence vote include details and a trend summary on security

Pencho Milkov, BSP: The arguments for no-confidence vote include details and a trend summary on security

21 June 2018 | 11:30 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The arguments for the vote of no confidence against the government include details and a summary of trends in the security sector, BSP MP Pencho Milkov told Focus Radio this morning. He said that the current situation in the sector was worrying.
In his words, the arguments concern three spheres of security: public order, defence and finances. “Security also involves a number of other elements such as social security and the environment. So the no-confidence vote is not limited to public order,” the MP explained. In response to accusations that the left-wing party had no moral right to raise the issue of security, Pencho Milkov said that BSP even had a moral obligation to do it. He also denied allegations that BSP had been inactive. It is working every day, pointing out the failings of the government, while GERB is working in fits and starts in crisis situations, he said.
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Tsvetan Tsvetanov, GERB: BSP show consistency – they wanted no-confidence vote before the presidency, now they want another after it

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, GERB: BSP show consistency – they wanted no-confidence vote before the presidency, now they want another after it

20 June 2018 | 15:09 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. BSP are showing consistency – they wanted a vote of no confidence before the EU presidency, now they want another one after it, GERB leader in Parliament Tsvetan Tsvetanov told reporters about the motion against the government over security, Focus News Agency reports. He said that despite flaws in some sectoral policies, the vote of no confidence was inappropriate because people did not expect a political crisis and a change of government. He further said that the interior ministry was taking measures to limit the mistakes, including through personal responsibility of those in charge. “I do not think that one should immediately ask for a resignation after each committed crime. We should give the opportunity for a complex approach in the security system,” he said.
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MRF will support no-confidence motion against Borissov 3 cabinet

MRF will support no-confidence motion against Borissov 3 cabinet

20 June 2018 | 13:05 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) has decided to support the vote of no confidence against the Borissov 3 cabinet over security, MP Yordan Tsonev told reporters in Parliament, Focus News Agency reports. The party had proposed the inclusion of security into the no-confidence vote back in January. “We had our reasons, and time has shown that we were right to bring up this issue,” Tsonev said. He pointed out that MRF had a broader interpretation of security, namely that the participation of nationalists in the government undermines national security.
Volya leader Veselin Mareshki said his party would not support the motion but remained open to considering any serious arguments.
Volen Siderov, United Patriots, said that BSP had no strong argument for the no-confidence vote.
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BSP on no-confidence vote: Government has failed on security, no talks with other groups in parliament

BSP on no-confidence vote: Government has failed on security, no talks with other groups in parliament

20 June 2018 | 12:17 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. We want a vote of no confidence because of the government’s failure in security policy, BSP MP Ivan Ivanov told reporters after his parliamentary group submitted the motion against the Borissov 3 cabinet, Focus News Agency reports. Asked if the vote will be successful, Ivanov said it was up to the MPs. BSP has not negotiated with any other political party, he noted. “Each political force has a real chance to support arguments that show the seriousness of the problem,” the MP added. “Our arguments are serious enough and supported by the Bulgarians’ discontent with what is happening in everyday life and the insecurity they feel,” Ivanov said.
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BSP to propose no-confidence vote tomorrow

BSP to propose no-confidence vote tomorrow

19 June 2018 | 16:26 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. BSP is ready with its arguments for the vote of no confidence and will propose it tomorrow, BSP leader Kornelia Ninova told a press conference after a party leadership meeting, Focus News Agency reports. “At a session of the executive bureau and the leadership of the parliamentary group today, we discussed them, we specified them, they are ready and tomorrow we will submit them, signed by the MPs,” Ninova said.
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Kancho Stoychev, sociologist: The second no-confidence vote will draw attention to security for citizens and may lead to improvement

Kancho Stoychev, sociologist: The second no-confidence vote will draw attention to security for citizens and may lead to improvement

14 June 2018 | 12:08 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The second no-confidence vote initiated by BSP is beneficial because it will draw attention to the issue of citizens’ security and should lead to improvement, sociologist Kancho Stoychev told Focus Radio this morning. He said it was too early to say who would support the move against the Borissov 3 cabinet. In his opinion, BSP is seeking to be an active opposition that defends the public interest. He said that BSP MP Filip Popov was right to say that the ruling majority might overcome BSP’s no-confidence vote but not the mistrust among Bulgarians. Although the motion seems unlikely to succeed, Bulgarians are strongly dissatisfied with the work of the interior ministry, Kancho Stoychev said. According to him, the government has to take more radical measures after the recent incident.
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