In a recent Facebook post, Hristo Petrov, a member of the Bulgarian political party 'There Is Such a People' (PP) and known by his alias 'Itzo Hazarta,' demanded an apology from fellow party member Daniel Lorer. This followed Lorer's commendation of Delyan Peevski, a fellow Member of Parliament (MP) and leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), during a morning TV segment.
Praise for Peevski
Lorer praised Peevski's transformation, characterizing him as a spokesperson for European values. He even went as far as to suggest Peevski could potentially ascend to the role of Prime Minister. This echoed Peevski's own statements from a few days prior, where he put forth his own name for the Prime Ministerial role.
Peevski's Critique of Nikolay Denkov
Peevski recently criticized Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov for his handling of the state's response to severe snowfall. The inclement weather resulted in one fatality, multiple areas losing electricity and heating, and significant train delays. Peevski challenged Denkov's leadership and proposed to take over for a month to improve performance.
GERB's Take on the Dispute
Boyko Borisov, the leader of the Bulgarian party GERB, offered a commentary on the ongoing dispute between Denkov and Peevski. In his remarks, he suggested letting the two 'boys' argue among themselves, thus highlighting the internal politics at play.
In an unrelated instance, Conservative MP Rachael Thomas issued an apology after drawing ire from other parliamentarians for asking Heritage Minister Pascale St Onge to answer questions in English at a committee meeting. Her apology came swiftly after Yves François Blanchet, the leader of the Bloc Québécois, made strongly worded comments. The incident stirred controversy on Parliament Hill, leading to debates about language use, official bilingualism in Canada, and perceived slights towards Quebecers.