“Under the Constitution, the Prosecutor General plays a key role for the justice. This is why appointing Geshev for such position is quite important for every Bulgarian citizen and therefore there is a need to clear up all suspicions if he is worthy for the position and if the citizens rights and the rule of law will be secure”, explained Radev. In his words the Constitution has no obligation for him to motivate his decision whether he supports Geshev for the position or not.
“I have said this before – I expect a real competition between several candidates instead of such a formal procedure. Nominating a single candidate deprived the next Prosecutor General prestige and legitimacy”, continued Radev. The president also added that having alternatives when taking up a high position in the country is a sign of real democracy.
“The only candidature was also supported also by the Executive power by the refusal of the Judicial Ministry to point at another candidate which led to the full lack of alternative”, continued with his comment Rumen Radev. And his critics continued: “Our society is quite sensitive when it comes to the Judiciary. As the Prosecutor General will be responsible for keeping that safe, he needs quite a confidence in that area. Therefore the procedure for appointing the next Prosecutor General should be trustworthy instead of bringing to suspicions”, ended the speech of Radev.