The cancellation of the machine voting in the first round of the local vote is a kind of assassination attempt against the electoral process, and the CEC members must bear political responsibility.
This was stated by the People’s Representative Antoineta Tsoneva from “Continuing the change – Democratic Bulgaria” on the air of BNT. According to her, the services, the CEC and certain spokespeople of GERB and DPS have exploited a serious, irreversible vice of the electoral process, which led to over half a million invalid votes.
“This is a monstrous number. It is my absolute conviction that there was an attack on the first round elections. All the initiators of the pogrom against the democratic participation of the citizens should bear political responsibility, and the members of the CEC should resign”, insisted Tsoneva. And he added that the CEC is called upon to defend the electoral process and the rights of citizens, not to rehabilitate a political scenario brought down by party quotas in the body. According to Tsoneva, after time what happened will be assessed as one of the biggest conspiracies against democracy in the history of Bulgaria.
The national representative expressed his conviction that after Vasil Terziev’s difficult victory in Sofia, he will be a very good mayor of the Bulgarian capital. “In the second round against Terziev, practically everyone united. However, he has inclusive leadership and a desire for such a type of city management that the potential of its people is realized. 18 years later, Sofia has a new mayor, with people and teams who have built a very solid program that will give direction to the capital city”, stressed Tsoneva.
The representative of “Yes, Bulgaria” also shared that “Vazrazhdane” was the big loser in the recently concluded local elections. Tsoneva added that when it comes to real management and a vote of confidence of good farmers at the local level, the anti-system formation does not succeed. “I hope colleagues analyze their results and realize that this niche position of constant bitterness and hatred will not lead to particularly good results,” said Tsoneva. She also expects failure of the upcoming vote of no confidence because of the stable consensus of the parliamentary majority regarding the defense policy.
The People’s Representative emphasized that her formation supports the moderate policy regarding taxes. Tsoneva added that at the core of real politics lies the question of how people’s money is managed.
“The upcoming parliamentary debate on the budget will affect the issue of updating the tax base – including a regionalized one. If municipal councils have the right to intervene on this tax base, this will affect local taxes and fees. The city and the state are governed precisely by this type of politics, and it is time for this debate to take place”, concluded Tsoneva.