“I vote with the expectation that Sofia will develop as the capital of the country, as a city for the benefit of its citizens, in which they live peacefully and securely, in which public funds are spent transparently and efficiently, public services are of high quality and urban development is in harmony with nature”, said President Rumen Radev, who voted in the local elections in Sofia. “I urge the Bulgarians to vote today and not let anyone else determine the future for them, because only a mass vote can make meaningless any manipulation of these elections”, he added.
In connection with the election of Ivan Geshev as Prosecutor General by the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) earlier this week, Radev stated that he was obliged to read all the documents and to comply with his powers given to him by the Constitution. “I will not act under pressure from any party”, he said. Asked how he would comment on Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s words that the case with Ivan Geshev would be resolved during the president’s term, Radev said there was no surprise in the Prime Minister’s statement. “This is another attempt of Borissov to transfer his responsibility to someone else. Everyone knows very well that not the President nominates and elects the Prosecutor General, but the SJC. In the SJC Borissov has a huge influence in the face of his parliamentary majority”, Rumen Radev noted.
“The Prime Minister is not afraid to replace the Chairman of Parliament, but has avoided taking public responsibility for the vote of the people he sent to the SJC. He also escaped the responsibility of his Justice Minister, who was legally entitled, and in my view, the obliged to nominate a second candidate in order to have a real race”, said the Head of State.