European Liberal Democrats welcome Borissov resignation | ALDE Party

European Liberal Democrats welcome Borissov resignation

20/02/2013
ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson MEP
ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson MEP

Reacting to the resignation this morning of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his government, ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson said: “European Liberal Democrats welcome today’s announcement. We have become increasingly concerned about freedom and the rule of law under Prime Minister Boyko Borissov since he took office in 2009.

Together with the likes of Berlusconi and Basescu – Europe’s B team – Borissov has played fast and loose with the rule of law. I hope this B team will not be revived in elections this year.

Bulgaria’s citizens are on the right path yet leadership is lacking. Where others see only problems in Bulgaria, Liberals see opportunities. The biggest challenge now is the improvement of democracy and the rule of law in the country and we hope that the next elections will be another step in the right direction.