GERB Skips Debate on No-Confidence Motion against Cabinet
Friday, 27 September 2013
The MPs of the opposition centre-right GERB party decided not to participate in a parliamentary debate on their own no-confidence motion against the Socialist-backed cabinet of Plamen Oresharski on Thursday, the Bulgarian News Agency, BTA, reported.
GERB filed the no-confidence motion against the government over its investment planning policy last week. The debate on the motion was initially scheduled for Wednesday but failed over lack of quorum after GERB's MPs did not register as present. The MPs of Ataka are in Brussels until this end of the week.
GERB claims it decided not to register in order to show how much the government is dependent on the ultra-nationalist Ataka party.
The motion will be put to the vote later on Friday.