November 16, 2018, 19:31
Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Simeonov has resigned. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has accepted Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov's resignation, said public information service, cited by BTA.
Simeonov said that he spoke to the media tonight in the Council of Ministers and urged his representatives to declare their personal decision to resign as Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister in the coalition government of GERB and United Patriots.
"The reason is the ongoing media campaign in the last two days, where a campaign as a continuation of the campaign conducted against me regarding my protest statement to the Council of Ministers, but the continuation of this campaign no longer focuses on my personality as my ability to deputy prime ministers and parliamentarians in the NSSB , says Simeonov.
"I am clearly aware that this is a media campaign that favors some political forces and I am aware that this media campaign strikes government's government and obstructs the current government's normal function. This is not about my personality, it's not about just about the party I'm in charge of, but it's about the governance of Bulgaria – a government that I define not only myself but also my partners as a very successful of the most successful and I can not afford to weigh this wire like a rockstone, which creates conditions for public moods, protests and attacks not only from the opposition but also from outside parliamentary parties and entire communities, which is why I leave a resignation because, as I said, I'm not my childhood dream of being deputy prime minister and I have taken This position only because I have called my partners to be gar ant for this government by participating in it, even by guaranteeing the support of the party I lead "Sade Valerie Meonov.
"At the moment, I think the most correct and moral point of view is not to create problems for OP and GERB. There is no drama in doing what dictates my conscience, I do not put it under pressure and the question of Borisov told me from and now I say there is no such thing. I took this decision this afternoon after consulting my parliamentary group and my partners, namely Krassimir Karakachanov, and I make my decision now, Simeonov told the media.
He also dealt with the tasks he managed to do during the year and a half since serving as Deputy Prime Minister.
Almost a month protesting Mama's disabled against Valeri Simeonov's statement last month to SKAT TV, where he provoked public outrage by calling them "laughing women with alleged ill children." Then Simeonov made apologies. However, it did not meet the children with disabilities and the continued protests. An appearance of dissatisfaction with the Council of Ministers, which demanded their resignation, was also organized on the sixteenth of November.