Bulgaria Opposition Receives Mandate as Coalition Talks Stall
Kiril Petkov speaks to media as he arrives for an EU-Western Balkans leaders' meeting in Brussels, 23 June 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ
A week ago, the reformist party and ex-PM Boyko Borissov's GERB hatched an unexpected deal to form an 18-month cabinet, first headed by the WCC's Nickolay Denkov for nine months and then by GERB's Mariya Gabriel.
The BSP Plenum confirmed: No Support for the First Mandate of GERB-SDS
The BSP plenum confirmed the decision of the Executive Bureau and the parliamentary group of the BSP coalition for Bulgaria to end the negotiations with GERB-SDS to form a government with the first mandate. BSP leader Kornelia Ninova summarized the decisions:
Bulgaria: The Two Leading Political Coalitions still Cannot Agree on a Future Government
The resumption of talks between GERB-SDS and "We Continue the Change - Democratic Bulgaria" (WCC-DB) did not lead to clarity on what the future formula for governing the country could be. The two political forces again differed in their opinion - with which mandate there can be a regular government.
Bulgaria: Borissov and GERB will not form a Coalition with BSP and DPS
GERB leader Boyko Borissov explained to the media that his words yesterday were not interpreted correctly and insisted that his formation has no intention of forming a coalition with BSP and DPS, but will seek support from other parties for a government of individuals.
Bulgaria: Borissov and GERB met with the President for Consultations
At exactly 3 p.m., the consultations of the representatives of GERB-SDS with president Radev began within the framework of the constitutional procedure for handing over a mandate to form a government.
Bulgaria’s president calls nation’s 5th election in 2 years
Bulgaria's president dissolved the National Assembly on Thursday and called early parliamentary elections for April 2 in hopes of resolving the country's a bid to settle the country's prolonged political impasse and biting economic woes.
President Rumen Radevon also appointed a caretaker government ahead of the snap vote, which will be Bulgaria's fifth in two years.
Vucic: I hope gas will start flowing by end of year
SOFIA - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday in Kostinbrod, Bulgaria, he hoped the construction of a Serbia-Bulgaria gas interconnector would be completed by October and that gas would start flowing by the end of the year.
Council of Europe Criticises Bulgaria’s Lack of Political Transparency
A deputy enters the plenary hall of parliament in Sofia, 19 October 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV
Borissov: The Only Way to have a Government is to establish Contact Groups
"The only way to have a government is through contact groups. Before President Radev hands over the mandate, we must have agreed that it will happen. If it doesn't happen, it won't happen with the second, third, or tenth mandate and we're going to elections," said in Shiroka Laka, GERB leader Boyko Borissov.