The extraordinary plenary session convened in the Bulgarian Parliament this Thursday was postponed due to a lack of quorum after no MPs from the formations that make up the ruling coalition appeared amid escalating street demonstrations to demand the resignation of the first Minister Boiko Borisov.
The main party of the government alliance, GERB, justified its absence from the meeting on Thursday by saying that the socialist proposal for a possible budget expansion was not clear enough. “The country is in a political and institutional crisis,” complained opposition leader Kornelia Ninova.
In the vicinity of the legislative headquarters, dozens of people have again concentrated against the government, throwing eggs and tomatoes at the entrance and demanding Borisov’s resignation. One of the organizers, Hristo Ivanov, denounced that the Prime Minister “is continuing the long practice of humiliating Parliament”.
Despite these mobilizations, the demonstrators did not block access to parliament, which several organizers had promised if Borisov did not resign on Wednesday.