Radev takes more shots at government by using shadowy clique’s talking pointsMonitor News Agency , Sofia
President Rumen Radev has once again taken shots at the government using the talking points of the behind-the-scenes clique. “We need to have a clear picture of the condition in which our country finds itself and then we will be able to draw up realistic strategies and plans for the future,” Radev said during the presentation of the National Strategic Document project.
The stated goal of this initiative is to provide an alternative to the current environment in the country. The president’s words essentially made it clear that indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev is using Radev as an instrument to instigate a coup and dismantle the legitimate government.
Radev noted that the Bulgarian people want to know the truth about their captured state. He described the talk of resignations and voting via electronic machines as facts echoing not only around the country, but abroad as well. He believes that Bulgarians are increasingly asking themselves what should be done to avoid a repeat of the current governance disaster.
Radev also said that Bulgarians have been looking at a totalitarian regime for the past 10 years. “We are seeing the results of ideas getting replaced by propaganda, reality getting replaced by PR tactics, rule of law and the social moral compass getting replaced by loyalty to the political leader and the party-turned-state, rule of law getting replaced by behind-the-scenes arrangements,” he said. According to the president, this corrupt system has taken the country back to the early days of its transition to democracy, when it was learning about free speech and holding fair elections.
Radev welcomed the decision of the Strategic Council to rely on transparency as well as a consistent, holistic approach. The National Strategic Document will be presented in three stages. The first one is about analysing the state of the country, the second delves into the reasons behind it and the third is supposed to present proposals and necessary conditions for their implementation.
“The legacy of the failed autocracy is an extremely heavy burden and concerted action is the only way to cope with it,” Radev said. He believes that the overwhelming majority of Bulgarians rejects the propaganda and have the right to know what is the true state of the country.
Radev also commented that PM Boyko Borissov never dared to step out of the illusory world he himself created, that yesterday the premier said that Bulgaria ranked near the top of the fastest growing economies in Europe for the past three years even though the actual numbers did not support that claim.