President May Approach Constitutional Court over N-Plant Referendum

President May Approach Constitutional Court over N-Plant Referendum

President Rosen Plevneliev said he is considering approaching the Constitutional Court over a planned referendum on the construction of a second nuclear power plant in the country.

 The head-of-state said the consultations with the main political parties in the country left him divided over how the referendum question should be phrased and doubtful if the referendum is in line with the Constitution, state-run Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) reported on Monday.

 "From this point of view, and knowing that this referendum is the first one in the democratic history of Bulgaria, [...] there should be no doubt that it is conducted according to the rules and in line with the Constitution and the laws of the state," BNR cited Plevneliev as saying.

 Bulgaria is set to hold a referendum on a project to build a second nuclear power plant in the Danubian town of Belene, after the Socialist party collected 543,639 signatures in support of staging a referendum on the issue.


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