Parliament Cannot Control President - Plevneliev

Parliament Cannot Control President - Plevneliev

The National Assembly cannot control the president and the independence of all powers should be respected, as required by the Constitution, Bulgaria's head of state Rosen Plevneliev said.

Plevneliev's statement comes in reaction to the formation of an ad hoc parliamentary committee to determine the legitimacy of decrees issued by former president Georgi Parvanov and vice president Angel Marin pardoning criminals and granting citizenship.

"The Constitution will be respected and the president will be a guarantee for that. I want to make it clear that there can be no parliamentary control over the actions of the presidential institution," state-run Bulgarian National Television (BNT) quoted Plevneliev as saying.

The Constitutional Court is the body which controls the president's actions, he added, adding that he will consult with lawyers on the issue.

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