Assen Vassilev

New Anti-Corruption Party Leads in Bulgarian Parliamentary Elections

Co-leader of the We Continue the Change party, Kiril Petkov, votes on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

According to the Central Election Commission's interim results on Monday morning, We Continue the Change won 25.85 per cent of the vote, ahead of ex-premier Boyko Borissov's GERB in close second with 20.38 per cent.

Nominating Committee to Support Presidential Couple Radev Iotova

A steering committee to nominate President Rumen Radev and Vice President Iliana Iotova as independent candidates to run for a second term in office at the November 14 presidential elections held its inaugural meeting on Monday. The committee comprises nearly 200 members, among them politicians, intellectuals, athletes, science, culture and art figures, and journalists.

Bulgarian President Announces Second Interim Cabinet as New Party Emerges

Bulgarian interim Prime Minister Stefan Yanev will remain on his position until the next government. Sofia, Bulgaria 12 May 2021. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev named Stefan Yanev as the new Prime Minister of a caretaker government that is to lead the country to early elections for parliament on 11 July , and until a regular government is formed. EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

Draft Update of Budget Passed in Budget Committee

The draft update of the state budget, proposed by the caretaker government passed in the Budget parliamentary committee.

As already announced, the update envisages that by the end of the year the budget will receive BGN 2.1 billion more than the planned revenues, of which BGN 1.8 billion are provided for more expenditures.