For the fight yesterday in the plenary hall, the Speaker of the Parliament Rosen Zhelyazkov announced that 17 MPs had been punished:

“We witnessed this mass fight yesterday – as our western neighbors say – ‘tepachka’ – that’s how we can describe it. A part may have been in defense mode. I am punishing 17 people with a reprimand,” said Rosen Zhelyazkov – chairman of the National Assembly.

The scandal started after “Vazrazhdane” called WCC-DB “representatives of the embassies”, while WCC-DB called “Vazrazhdane” an “extreme populist pro-Russian party”. The rest of the qualifiers were insulting and escalated into a confrontation. And the result – broken glasses and a bruised cheek.