Parliamentary Sitting Fails over Lack of Quorum, PM Hints at Early Elections
Thursday, 01 January 1970
Wednesday’s sitting of the National Assembly failed over lack of quorum as only MPs of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the ethnic Turks’ Movement for Rights and Freedoms were present in the plenary hall.
Meanwhile, anti-government protest rallies continued for a thirteenth day as hundreds of protestors gathered around Parliament to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led Cabinet.
"This instability can continue forever, I am afraid," prime minister Plamen Oresharski told reporters. “Of course, we will not be able to work without parliament.”
"If Ataka refuses to take part in the work of parliament, the situation will change towards early elections," BSP leader Sergei Stanishev said.
In a separate motion, five extra-parliamentary parties - Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, Bulgaria for the Citizens Movement, the Unity and Dignity Party, the Greens and the Blue Unity Movement - urged for amendments to the Election Code and holding early elections in September.