Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Bulgarian Rule For Bulgaria - That Doesn't Include Turks

It looks like Boyko Borisov is now going to form a coalition government made up of middle to rightwing parties, including the extreme right wing Nationalist Ataka party. This is not good new to the interfering Turkish minority who seem to think that can have their own rule in Bulgaria. Bulgaria has had enough of their 500-year-old rule and the current forming Government surely won't concede anything on that front. Boyko certainly has the vast majority of Bulgarians on his side with this one. I see it from within the Bulgarian community I live in.

Bulgarian Rule For Bulgaria - That Doesn't Include Turks

Boiko Borisov, the leader of Bulgaria's victorious center-right GERB party, has vowed to move quickly to form a ruling coalition as official results showed the extent of his win Monday.

Right wins in Bulgaria, slams Turkish ’prying’ An almost complete ballot count credited GERB with 39.7 percent support, giving it as many as 116 seats in the 240-seat parliament. The outgoing Socialists could manage only 40 seats, having won 17.72 percent of the vote.

Borisov’s remarks were followed by another politician, Yane Yanev, leader of the Order, Law and Justice Party, or OLJ, who blamed Turkey for "election tourism" and the intervention of Turkish secret services for his party's showing, which acquired 5 percent of the votes.

The OLJ is set to hold a news conference Wednesday on how Turkey and what it called Turkish "special forces" interfered in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Sofia Echo newspaper reported, citing Yanev.

The outgoing Socialists’ junior coalition partner in the Cabinet, the Turkish minority Rights and Freedoms Party, or MRF, won 14.5 percent of the vote, ranking third.

"We have to form a government as soon as possible," Borisov told bTV television late Sunday after the vote, according to an account by Agence France-Presse. He would seek one or more allies from a range of smaller center-right parties, he added. Borisov could form a coalition government with one of two small right-wing formations that also entered parliament. They are the Blue Coalition with 15 seats and the OLJ with 10 seats. The ultra nationalist ATAKAparty, which grabbed 21 seats, also vowed to support the new GERB-led government.

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