SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian opposition lawmakers are calling for a vote of no confidence against the government over its investment policy, escalating the political crisis that has gripped the Balkan country for months.
The motion against the Socialist-backed government was signed Thursday by 96 opposition lawmakers in the 240-seat parliament. They are accusing the 4-month-old government of bureaucratic bungling and sluggishness in construction and infrastructure investment.
Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski's Cabinet has been facing massive protests sparked by a controversial political appointment that was seen as part of the government's dependence on shady business interests.
It is believed to have rallied enough support in parliament to survive the confidence vote, to be held next week.