The surest forecast about the hazardous winter weather in Bulgaria, which at this writing has taken at least eight lives, was that it would be used to conjure up a political storm.
Representatives of previous governments, whose performance in previous natural disasters was nothing short of disgraceful, have slung mud at the current one, alleging under-performance in the face of floods and freezing weather.
However discredited those asking it, the question is a legitimate one. With the weather crisis not yet over, the performance of the Government in actual delivery of assistance – money and equipment – and in aiding recovery in the coming months must be kept under the most careful scrutiny.
This Government has a chance to set itself apart, not for the sake of political gain, but for the sake of those it was elected to serve.