Bulgaria – Government defeats no-confidence motion (again)

Another month, another no-confidence motion in Bulgaria (or so it seems). This time, the opposition Socialist Party lodged a no-confidence motion, primarily against the Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, and the handling of Bulgaria’s accession (or non-accession) to the Schengen Agreement.

According to Novinite, the no-confidence motion was supported by 91 deputies (the Socialist Party and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), whereas it was opposed by 143 deputies, notably from the ruling GERB party and the Law and Justice Party (RZS) party. The Novinite report also notes that 12 deputies have left various parties and joined an independent group. This group supports GERB.

A no-confidence motion needs 121 votes.

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