Deadline Looms for Caretaker PM Candidate as Election Preparations Intensify in Bulgaria

As Bulgaria gears up for a pivotal juncture in its political landscape, the spotlight falls on Dimitar Glavchev, the candidate for caretaker prime minister, as the deadline approaches for potential changes to his proposed caretaker government. With the nation on the cusp of significant electoral proceedings, tensions run high as stakeholders navigate the intricacies of the political process.

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Rosen Zhelyazkov, will convene an extraordinary session of the Parliament on April 9 at 9:00 a.m.The order is based on Art. 78, item 1 of the Constitution. One item is included in the agenda - swearing in of the members of the official Council of Ministers appointed by President Rumen Radev.

The imminent deadline, set for this evening, marks a crucial moment for Glavchev, tasked with finalizing the composition of his proposed cabinet amidst mounting scrutiny and dissent. Last week, President Rumen Radev announced plans to issue decrees on the appointment of the caretaker government and the scheduling of dual elections—European and parliamentary—on June 9, adding to the urgency of the situation.

In the wake of Glavchev's presentation of his cabinet structure and composition to the head of state and relevant parties, the decision not to alter the announced lineup reverberated across the political spectrum. Glavchev's resolve to uphold his initial choices, notably retaining Kalin Stoyanov as Minister of Internal Affairs, drew both praise and condemnation, underscoring the contentious nature of his selections.

The resignation of Kalin Stoyanov from the position of Minister of Internal Affairs further exacerbated tensions, with critics seizing upon the appointment as a flashpoint for dissent. Kiril Petkov, co...

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