Hristo Ivanov Remains Chairman of "Yes, Bulgaria" at least Until the End of the Year
The National Council of "Yes, Bulgaria" voted in favor and gave a mandate to its leader Hristo Ivanov to negotiate with the representatives of "We Continue the Change" for the formation of a regular government. This happened at an extraordinary session on Tuesday (November 16th) after Ivanov resigned due to the serious electoral loss suffered by "Democratic Bulgaria" in the early parliamentary elections this Sunday.
In his statement on Monday, announcing his decision to resign, Hristo Ivanov commented that internal party processes should not affect "Democratic Bulgaria" or the prospects for the election of government and therefore will ask for a mandate to negotiate with "We Continue the Change" for the creation of a coalition agreement. On Tuesday afternoon, he also attended the first meeting with the leaders of "We Continue the Change" Kiril Petkov and Asen Vassilev, at which the way in which the negotiation process will take place was discussed.
The other two formations in the Democratic Bulgaria union - DSB and Green Movement - are also expected to receive negotiating mandates so that Democratic Bulgaria can participate as a whole in the process.
According to information from the press center of "Yes, Bulgaria", the election results were not discussed at the meeting of the National Council. A working group has been set up to develop rules for nominating candidates for chairman and members of the governing bodies, as well as for changes in the party's statute. It must propose a draft invitation to convene a National Conference to elect a new leadership within a week.
Since, according to the charter of "Yes, Bulgaria", all party members must be notified of the date of the conference at least 30 days in advance, this...