Bulgarian cabinet to face no confidence motion

Bulgaria’s Parliament was scheduled to vote on the evening of July 26 2011 on the third motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s Cabinet since ruling party GERB came to power two years ago.

Predictions were that with the votes of GERB, Volen Siderov’s ultra-nationalists Ataka and a handful of independent MPs, the ruling party would see off the challenge, mounted by the opposition socialists and Ahmed Dogan’s Movement for Rights and Freedoms on the grounds of what they call the GERB Government’s failures against organised crime and corruption and its failure to get Bulgaria into the EU’s Schengen zone.

Other gripes forming the basis for the no-confidence motion are that Borissov’s Cabinet has turned Bulgaria into a police state that routinely violates basic human rights.

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