site.btaUPDATED Campaign Highlights: Sept. 26
Continue the Change Co-chair Assen Vassilev said at a meeting with the public in Stara Zagora (Southern Bulgaria) that one of the big polling agencies gave the party a 1% lead over GERB. The poll was commissioned by Continue the Change and the findings are not unexpected, the result was similar at the beginning of the campaign, Vassilev said. He stated that Continue the Change is ready to form a cabinet with BSP for Bulgaria and Democratic Bulgaria after the October 2 snap elections.
One of the first laws that Rise Up Bulgaria will introduce in the new parliament will be about the reform of the water sector, party leader Maya Manolova said at a meeting with supporters in Razgrad (Northeastern Bulgaria). She explained that the party had attended the public discussion with the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission and objected to the price hike of water and sewerage services in Razgrad, the decision was also challenged before the prosecutor's office. The party called on the local utility company to postpone the price rise until the end of the heating season.
Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) leader Korneliya Ninova told reporters in the southern town of Pazardzhik: "We want the military actions to stop and the crisis in Ukraine to be settled by diplomatic means." In her view, Bulgaria could act as a mediator in the Russia-Ukraine dialogue. "We could and should seek an end to the military conflict by all means because right now we are struggling with its consequences - inflation and energy and fuel shortages. These are the effects, and the cause - the war - must be eliminated," said Ninova, who met with sympathizers of the coalition.
The sequence of the campaign highlights featured in this report follows the ballot numbers of the 29 contestants in the October 2 snap parliamentary elections.