The first democratic referendum in Bulgaria was imposed by the Socialists.
For the first time since the democratic changes in Bulgaria in 1989 will be a referendum.
BSP has garnered 500,000 signatures needed for a referendum.
Minister of Regional Development Liliana Pavlova said that verification of petition for a referendum on "Belene" is over. Correct signatures were 543,639, which is more than required by law 500,000 valid signatures.
Despite the apparent reluctance until recently, now the head of state and government Rosen Plevneliev announced the holding of the referendum, a fait accompli. According to the President, "we're practically in the process of a referendum." "Parliament should not be a decision for negotiating with a private investor before a referendum on" Belene ".
Even the Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Delian Dobrev said that "we have a legitimate referendum, we have a superior branch of government - the people who have to make that decision" Belene ".
Apparently the ruling GERB party, by a majority in the National Assembly will try to formulate a question to them as they see fit.