Five MPs are leaving the Executive Bureau of the Bulgarian Socialist Party by a decision by the BSP National Council, taken at the party’s plenary session today. The proposal t exclude from the Bureau most of its members who are MPs was made by leader Kornelia Ninoava.
The members excluded are Krassimir Yankov, Vessela Lecheva, Ivan Chenchev, Stoyan Mirchev and Alexander Simov; whereas Dragomir Stoynev, Kroum Zarkov, Stefan Danailov and Valeri Zhablyanov are keeping their positions in the bureau. The proposal to exclude from the Executive Bureau most of its members who are MPs met the disapproval of some BSP members and engendered tensions inside the party.
Kornelia Ninova herself denied there was any tension inside the BSP. The BSP National Council also decided to reconstitute the membership of former caretaker deputy prime minister Deniza Slateva to the party’s management bodies.
The National Council elected deputy chairs of the BSP Executive Bureau – Kiril Dobrev who will be in charge of party activities, Deniza Slateva – of international politics, Vladimir Moskov – of local administration and Stefan Danailov – of public policy.