The presidential nomination of former EU Commissioner is amorphous, according to Bulgarian EPP MEP Nadezhda Mihaylova-Neynsky.
In a publication in 24 Hours daily, she levels criticism at the newly announced presidential bid and at the governmental practices introduced by former Tsar and Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg and current Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.
Before her term in office as an EU Commissioner in charge of consumer protection, Meglena Kuneva was an MP from the National Movement for Stability and Prosperity (NSMP), a party formed by Saxe-Coburg.
According to her, the initiative committee behind Kuneva, which consists of left and right wing intellectuals, has chosen to support her as a “civilizational”, rather than a political, alternative to the status-quo.
Neynski believes that Kuneva has attracted support with her foreign language skills, her well-read personality and civilized manners.
Other factors that have played to her advantage, Neynsky says, are the lack of strong candidates of other parties and the long-delayed announcement of their bids.
“The most important question remains- could the choice of a president be driven by civilizational concerns? Could it boil down to a clash of personalities? What is the political alternative that Kuneva stands for? What is her political platform? And who can guarantee that the people who support her today will not be used for unknown purposes tomorrow?”, the rightist MEP asks.