Bulgarian PM receives support on gambling bill

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The bill has support from different political parties. Credits: Technavio

The Bulgarian Socialist Party is the second major party that supports the gambling bill.

Bulgaria.- Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov revealed this week that the Bulgarian Socialist Party is the second big party in the country to support a gambling bill. The previous party to pledge its support was the ruling party, Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria.

Simeonov said after a meeting with BSP leader Kornelia Ninova that the bill is strongly positioned among politicians and society. The ruling party of the country, Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), is expected to support the bill on gambling, and study the proposed amendments in the upcoming days.

BSP leader Kornelia Ninova said to the local press that it wasn’t common that parties from the government coalition were seeking support from opposition parties. She added that coalition partners proposing own bills instead of submitting a joint proposal in line with the government programme could be in violation of the parliament state rules. Nevertheless, after the meeting she agreed to work as an intermediary to present the bills to Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF).