“If this government, PP in general, has achieved anything, it is to bring GERB and Boyko Borisov back into the game, the same thing happened with Delyan Peevski. No one is asking the question anymore how come Delyan Peevski more often than Borisov sets the tasks – to the National Assembly, to the Speaker of the National Assembly, to the Prime Minister tells what to happen. Step by step what was inconvenient, even morally unacceptable, today everything is acceptable.”
This opinion was expressed to the BNR by Christian Vigenin, deputy from the PG of the BSP for Bulgaria and deputy chairman of the National Assembly. In his words “PPs create a power vacuuminto which these individuals enter and they benefit from it”.
“Very often the parliament seizes the functions of the government. It strikes someone from GERB or someone from DPS that something has to happen and we oblige the government to do things that are decisions without serious analysis, dropped proposals and the National Assembly votes because they have a majority,” explained Vigenin. According to him, the parliament cannot become a quasi-Council of Ministers, “and without subsequent control.”
GERB’s attitude towards the Vigenin government reads like this:
“A spectacle, on which we watch the various actions for months. On the one hand, constant scandals and quarrels, on the other hand – apparently a very good marriage, which is obviously not so public, but somewhere in the shadows. They they will stay together as long as they can match their primarily economic, business, and sometimes political interests. It happens in the shadows, not in front of people.”
He admitted that during the vote on next year’s budget, GERB will want to spell out for the people where and what needs to be done, and “in the shadows it will be written and who exactly should do it“.
GERB will not leave the governmentprovided that there is the possibility “through the budget decision to distribute billions where needed“, believes Christian Vigenin, according to whom “this policy is in the DNA of GERB” and “GERB turned corruption into state policy”.
“PP-DB also have their interests and they will be carefully coordinated. All this will be at the expense of the Bulgarian citizens, of the prospects for the development of Bulgaria, but who among this group is interested in this? (…) We must to find out where the essence of this assembly is. The idea that it’s somewhere in an embassy is a very good explanation for some people, but it’s not actually there. It is elsewhere – the economic and business interests.”
The derogation is necessary for Bulgaria, but through this derogation we should not create image problems for the country, Christian Vigenin stated. He believes that “the derogation should not be removed, but to strengthen control over how it is implemented“.
Because of the failures in each area we believe that the stay of this government is already counterproductivecommented the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament in the program “Nedelya 150”.
Before the vote of no confidence on the topic of national security and defense, Vigenin pointed out that “the only thing we’ve been doing lately is importing equipment, buying equipmentwe’re just paying for it, it hasn’t arrived yet – as for the planes: the first batch, the second batch, now the Strykers”. According to him, “defense is not just to import morally obsolete machines”.
“We, through our vote, indicate the problems and we test this majority. If it is not behind this government, obviously many options open up and after one election new opportunities are created. I would argue that there is no new political situation and no new attitudes. These local elections showed a serious shift in the influence of the formations, at this stage at the local levelVigenin pointed out.
On the subject of Schengen, he noted that there is no left-wing party in Europe from PES that is against it the entry of our country, and “the resistance comes from elsewhere – conservative and nationalist circles in these EPP parties”.