Govt Survives Second No-Confidence Vote
Friday, 18 October 2013
Bulgaria's Socialist-backed government survived a no-confidence vote on Thursday requested by the centre-right GERB party over its policy in regional development and infrastructure.
The no-confidence motion was rejected in a 118-93 vote in the 240-seat parliament with two abstentions. It needed 121 votes to pass.
GERB moved for the no-confidence vote on October 10.
Earlier this month the government survived another no-confidence vote requested by GERB over its investment planning policy.
GERB announced at the beginning of October it would file over a short period of time a series no-confidence motions over the government's policy in various spheres.