A few days ago the representatives of one of the governing Bulgarian parties NDSV announced the choice for MEP-candidates. They were the first to do that in Bulgaria and although many people expected some surprises, there were non. Except one – now the king’s party is obviously using it’s best men to win some percentage for the Euro-elections.
NDSV seems to be scared of the 4% barrier to go into the National Parliament so they have to get as more MEPs as possible. Under the motto ‘We’re the Bulgaria’s European Party’ they would try to win some MEP mandates in order not to drown into the deep waters of political insignificancy.
So how’s the ‘Bulgaria’s European Party’? Well, the answer is ‘By being the real European Party of Bulgaria’. The list of MEP-candidates consist of one Commissioner (ex-Minister of European matters), one ex-Foreign Minister, one present MEP, a notorious female pop-singer and 2 of the best known faces of the party. Six highly recognizable candidates that could really help NDSV to make satisfactory results on the elections. They could even hope to win 2 or 3 MEP positions (NDSV’s only MEP right now is Biliana Raeva, candidate for second mandate).
Really strong indeed. But is it a winning one? I’m afraid it’s not. No doubt that NDSV is the right party if you’d seek real European way of making politics here but the main problem is the lack of information in Bulgaria about how exactly the European parliament ‘works’. Some of the candidates have been acting as real European politicians during the NDSV mandate (2001-2005) but the leader king Simeon (it’s really funny, you wouldn’t like to know – in 2001 he even found out he had last name, in order to become Prime-Minister.) missed the chance to tell the Nation ‘European policy is really important’ and now in Bulgaria nobody cares about the EP elections. Well guess who’s problem is that.
I shall say: Thanks for the offer. I’d have to think it over. See you on June 7th, the date of the EP elections in Bulgaria.
* Picture: NDSV’s official website.