aretaker governments do not have to be weak governments: The Netherlands has demonstrated this well over the past few months. Maybe Bulgaria's struggling caretaker administration can take a few lessons on board?
Bulgarians will be heading to the polls once again on November 14 to cast a vote in the country's third parliamentary election of the year.
At least 6 political parties will enter the next Parliament. The margin between the GERB-UDF and anti-establishment "There is Such a People" party is small, a survey by Trend polling agency showed on June 22.
Former PM Boyko Borissov's party GERB is first with 21.7%, "There is Such a People" is second with 20.2%.
Stefan Yanev (left) in Brussels in February 2017 with then US Defence Secretary James Mattis. Photo: EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ
The caretaker cabinet was appointed after the failure by several political parties - outgoing ruling party GERB, There's Such a Nation and the Bulgarian Socialist Party - to muster a coalition after the inconclusive results of elections on April 4.
Uncertainty is the only certainty in Bulgarian politics these days.
Since an inconclusive election on April 4, both the winner - long-time ruling party GERB - and the second-placed upstarts 'There's Such a Nation' have failed to cobble together a majority in parliament, meaning the baton will pass to the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.