Bulgarian representatives succeeded in vetoing the president on an agreement on the supply of armored personnel carriers to Ukraine.
Bulgaria’s National Assembly voted on December 8 to override President Rumen Radev’s veto of an agreement between the Bulgarian Interior Ministry and the Ukrainian Defense Ministry on the supply of old armored personnel carriers to Ukraine, ratified by parliament last month. It was reported by the Sofia Globe.
The proposal to override the veto was adopted with 161 votes in favor, 55 deputies voted against.
Earlier, Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikola Denkov expressed confidence that a majority in parliament would reject Radev’s veto of the agreement to provide Ukraine with 100 armored vehicles.
The Bulgarian Constitution gives the head of state limited veto power, allowing the president to return laws to the National Assembly for further debate. In turn, parliament can override the president’s veto by a simple majority vote or accept the veto and amend the vetoed provisions.
Let us recall that on November 22, the National Assembly of Bulgaria ratified an agreement between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on the provision of armored vehicles and related weapons and spare parts to Ukraine.
On December 4, Radev vetoed the document on providing military aid to Ukraine in the form of 100 armored personnel carriers.
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