The ruling coalition has adopted a declaration to provide stability for citizens, the business sector and the domestic economy amid the global crisis, according to Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski after a meeting with coalition partners Sunday, transmits MIA.
Due to rising prices of energy and basic foods, citizens, he said, were under pressure and expected the government to deliver problem-solving strategies and be responsible and fully committed to dealing with the crisis.
“The purpose of the declaration is to give another strong guarantee as well as show our clear political commitment to addressing the consequences of the greatest crisis since World War II,” Kovachevski said.
Dismissing the opposition’s demand for a snap election this summer, Kovachevski said the coalition partners “concluded that early elections would not solve any of the problems citizens face, but will deepen them.”
The next parliamentary election will be held in 2024, he said. In the meantime, he added, the ruling coalition would continue responding to the crisis by delivering a new set of anti-crisis measures, systemic reforms, fighting against high corruption, and aligning the election legislation with OSCE and ODIHR recommendations.
The PM also said the meeting reaffirmed the positions defined in the resolution Parliament had adopted regarding the country’s European integration process.
“We reaffirmed our commitment to honoring and implementing the provisions of the Ohrid Framework Agreement, the Prespa Agreement and the Good Neighborly Agreement with the Republic of Bulgaria as well as the state’s strategic concept for an equal society for all,” Kovachevski said.
Pointing out that the ruling coalition had rejected the opposition’s destructive ideas to block institutions, he urged the opposition to reconsider their decision to obstruct the legislature. He said political dialogue with the opposition on issues of the highest national interest should be constructive and take place within democratically elected institutions.
“We think ultimatums regarding early elections and attempts to block the legislature are unreasonable,” Kovachevski said. What the opposition was doing, he noted, was at the worst possible time and completely against the interests of the country and its citizens.