Bulgarian parliament votes down motion for president’s impeachment

he Bulgarian parliament has voted down the motion for President Georgi Parvanov’s impeachment.

155 MPs voted in favor of and 72 against the draft decision that requests President Georgi Parvanov should be charged and suggests to the Constitutional Court to terminate his authorities.

Earlier 162 MPs signed the motives of the petition. They are from Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, Ataka, Blue Coalition and independent MPs. 161 votes are necessary to pass the draft decision in the plenary hall. However, the motion was voted down, because the independent MPs of Order, Law and Justice failed to appear in the parliament and vote. President Georgi Parvanov was accused of breaching the constitutional norms and principles.

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