President Refers Peevski Issue to Constitutional Court

President Refers Peevski Issue to Constitutional Court

President Rosen Plevneliev has petitioned the Constitutional Court to declare unconstitutional parliament’s decision to revoke the election of Delyan Peevski as head of the State Agency for National Security, the Bulgarian News Agency, BTA, reported.
According to the President, the National Assembly resolution is in conflict with fundamental principles provided for in the basic law, the news agency said.
In June Parliament appointed controversial media mogul Peevski as head of the national security agency triggering mass street protests. Two days later the MPs revoked their decision bowing to public pressure. The anti-government rallies, however, continue with protesters demanding that the government step down.
In September the Constitutional Court decided not to terminate Peevski’s credentials as MP.
The case had been instituted on a petition by MPs of the opposition centre-right GERB party, claiming that Peevski's MP credentials must be terminated because, under the Constitution, he cannot perform any other civil service while serving as an MP.

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