Bulgaria's new government can get to work
Bulgaria's parliament has confirmed the new government. The party of incoming Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, We Continue the Change (PP), sees itself as spearheading the country's fight against corruption. The coalition comprising the protest party There is Such a People (ITN), the socialists (BSP) and the conservative-liberal party Democratic Bulgaria (DB) has its work cut out for it, the press notes.
Fight for the rule of law has only just begun
Things can only get better now after the long years of Borisov government, e-vestnik writes in delight:
“We've survived twelve years with a simpleton in power. We've survived lawlessness, disregard for the rule of law and the deliberate weakening of state institutions. We've survived cultural and intellectual genocide, and resisted attacks on our freedom of expression. We've withstood the harassment of thugs, nefarious evil-doers and their lackeys. ... Today our long-standing, persistent struggle has finally been rewarded. But the damage done by [Borisov's party] Gerb is not yet behind us. ... The fight for the rule of law has only just begun.”
No period of grace for Petkov
In the current crisis situation the new government needs to get to work immediately, Webcafé stresses:
“This government is taking charge at a very difficult time for the country: the national budget for the coming year has not yet been agreed on, the coronavirus crisis continues, inflation is rising, the economy is on the verge of collapse, and on top of that there's the refugee crisis and the high electricity prices, which are expected to rise even further. There is no time for 100 days of tolerance or a period of grace.”