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Bulgarian MP removed from plenary for refusing to wear protective mask

MP Pavel Shopov
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Bulgarian MP Pavel Shopov was removed from a plenary session and received a disciplinary measure "reprimand" for obstructing the normal work of parliament. During the state budget debate, Shopov, who entered parliament as an MP from Ataka political party but later became an independent deputy, refused to wear a protective mask or leave the plenary hall voluntarily. 
The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Valeri Simeonov, who chaired the sitting, announced that he had submitted a signal to Sofia's Regional Health Inspectorate, BTA reported.