President Radev: "If There Is Threat to Democracy in Bulgaria, It Does Not Come from the Army but Politicians"
If there is a threat to the public order and democracy in Bulgaria, it does not come from the Bulgarian Army but from those politicians and institutions who make the gap between morals and law ever bigger, President Rumen Radev told journalists here on Monday. He was commenting on a recent statement of Prime Minister Borissov that there is danger of a military coup d'etat in Bulgaria,the press center of the presidency said.
On April 21, Borissov commented on an television interview of President and Commander-in-Chief of the Bulgarian Armed Forces Radev by saying: "Many times I refuse to comment in the name of stability and respect between institutions, but when the Commander-in-Chief of the Bulgarian Army calls on the generals to not stand idly listening and watching, what is he calling on them to do? Is it not dictatorship to bring the army out or call on the generals? There are military coups d'etat in several places [countries] now."
"Honour, dignity and constitutional order are inherent to the Bulgarian Army but, unfortunately, not to Bulgarian politics, Radev also said on Monday. "This is a nonsensical and completely unnecessary debate. Holy holidays are coming and I would like us to be more united and humble," he added.
The head of State visited Toundzha Municipality on the occasion of its holiday, Earth Day (April 22). After a solemn session of the Municipal Council, he addressed the municipality's residents by calling them "bearers of a century-old history and culture, of wisdom and strength, a symbol of unity between land and people."
Radev visited the "Produced in Toundzha Municipality" open-air exhibition of locally produced foods.