Bulgaria's Govt Faces No-Confidence Vote over N-plant Project Halt

Bulgaria's Govt Faces No-Confidence Vote over N-plant Project Halt

The Bulgarian Socialist Party and nationalist party Ataka filed on Friday a no-confidence motion against the centre-right government over its decision to abandon a project for the construction of a nuclear power plant.

The decision to drop the Belene nuclear power plant project is fatal for Bulgaria's energy sector and will place the country in a situation where it will have to import power from Turkey, the state-run Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) quoted the Socialists' leader Sergei Stanishev as saying.

The no-confidence motion was signed by 48 MPs.

It needs 121 votes to pass.

This will be the fourth no-confidence vote against the cabinet of Prime Minister Boiko Borisov which took office in July 2009.

Opinion polls show Borisov's cabinet continues to enjoy wide public support.

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