“The company I founded with three friends was founded with our personal savings and money from clients. No money, no briefcases, nothing to speak of, I have no addictions. I don’t think there can be any doubts about my democratic values”, said the candidate for mayor of Sofia, nominated by PP, DB and “Save Sofia” Vasil Terziev in an interview for bTV.
His comment is about information about connections of his relatives with the former “State Security”.
“It was clear from day one that it was going to be a major line of attack, but one man has to be tried on the cases. My deeds have been quite visible for years, as well as my convictions about what type of Bulgaria and Bulgarians I am fighting for. There is no question to fear. Everything must be put on the table, we have been asked all kinds of uncomfortable questions and I am not afraid,” added Terziev.
According to him, he is fighting for a democratic society. “Our biggest battle has been to convince Sofians that it makes sense to be involved and to have faith that something can change. To succeed in building a democratic society, to change the culture, our attitudes, not to be victims, but to be more positive. I want us to live in such a society, as do our children. I do not accept the current status quo of disenfranchised people. We can do much more and we will achieve it,” commented the candidate for mayor of Sofia.
According to him, decisions should be made where the problems are and the interaction of citizens with the municipality and regional administrations should be improved.
“District administrations – close to the people, active civic participation, finding a format in which citizens through public councils or other formats are at the table, greater transparency about the work of the municipality, what resources are spent on and where all the projects are,” he added Terziev.
“The ideology is to make Sofia a modern, European city – orderly, clean, green. We also have a lot of new faces – young people who give up quite successful careers, as well as successful people to pass on the knowledge. We have made a lot of efforts to share the successful practices of the current regional mayors with our new candidates,” added the candidate for the battle for Sofia.
According to him, the main problems of Sofia residents are dirty air, road infrastructure, missing green areas and sewage.