Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov dodges no-confidence vote

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov dodges first no-confidence vote in current parliament

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov dodged the first vote of no-confidence against his government in the current parliament on Friday, which was called by the opposition over its handling of the healthcare sector.

Borisov’s government, once forced to resign in 2013 following nationwide protests, passed the motion by 130 votes to 80 with the support of two smaller parties, while five abstentions were also reported.

The opposition says the government failed to implement meaningful reforms to shore up the Balkan country’s cash strapped health system and has taken steps that will lead to hospital closures.

TRTWorld, Reuters