“Morning, noon and evening, you hear from politicians, from people’s representatives, from various political scientists that to a large extent the result of the local elections will predetermine whether the existence of this government will continue from now on or not.
I am not inclined to exaggerate the importance of local elections in this direction. The Constitution mandates a true separation of powers,” said Vice President Iliana Yotova in Troyan.
According to her, the local elections should not be mixed with the future of the government.
“Let’s not mix things up. Let’s really let the people make the best judgment and choose their local government representatives and mayors. And as for the government, their problems are much bigger, more intractable today and if someone now thinks that the local elections can serve as an excuse, they have made a mistake,” Yotova added.
She defined the local elections as the most important elections for Bulgaria, because “all the problems that people have, first of all relate to the mayor, to the municipal council, and that is why we say that these elections are largely majoritarian”.
Yotova added that the presidential institution is behind the local government.
“It is our desire that there be a change in the legislative framework, so that there is even more serious decentralization of the municipalities and that a large part of the taxes remain in the municipalities, so that the local administrations can actually develop their cities, regions and entire districts,” he said. also the vice president.
She called on the Bulgarian citizens to actively participate in the local elections, because the development of cities, villages and Bulgaria as a whole depends on it.
Iliana Yotova participated in the opening of the 30th edition of the Bulgarian Plum Festival in Troyan.