Caretaker government

President issues decree dissolving parliament and sets June 25 as next election day

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou issued the presidential decree dissolving Parliament and officially calling for elections on June 25 on Monday. According to the decree, the resulting Parliament will convene on Monday, July 3.

The decree is also signed by caretaker prime minister Ioannis Sarmas and members of the caretaker ministerial cabinet.

Ioannis Sarmas sworn in as caretaker prime minister ahead of Greek elections

Court of Audit President Ioannis Sarmas was sworn in as prime minister of a caretaker government that will lead Greece to a repeat round of elections on June 25, shortly after 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Sarmas was sworn in at the Presidential Mansion in the presence of President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Ioannis Sarmas to be appointed caretaker PM

Ioannis Sarmas, the president of the Court of Audit, will be appointed as the caretaker prime minister by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou after party leaders were unable to reach an agreement on forming a coalition government Wednesday.

Sarmas is expected to visit the Presidential Mansion at 1 p.m., where discussions will be held regarding the selection of interim ministers.

Bulgaria: If there is no regular Cabinet by the end of April, the Caretaker Government will Submit the Draft Budget for 2023

"The Ministry of Finance is preparing the draft budget for 2023, which the Council of Ministers must submit by the end of April. In the event that at this time the negotiations to form a government are still ongoing, we will also fulfill this responsibility of ours."

Last Meeting of the Caretaker Government, PM with a Speech: The State is Not for Private Use, the State is for the People

Acting Prime Minister Galab Donev announced that in all his actions the government led by him was guided by the Constitution, the laws and the interests of the Bulgarian citizens.

The Caretaker Government with a Report on its Work: Our Policies changed the Lives of Bulgarians For the Better

The caretaker government held an open meeting, at which it presented a report on the work done within its mandate. At the beginning of his report, acting Prime Minister Galab Donev noted that the caretaker cabinet found the country at a standstill, but has improved coordination and communication between institutions, and with its policies has changed people's lives for the better.

Bulgaria’s Acting PM: The End of our Mandate is Approaching

"The second mandate to form a regular government is underway, the end of our mandate is approaching." Acting Prime Minister Galab Donev commented before the meeting of the Council of Ministers.

The caretaker prime minister added that when they took office as a caretaker government, they had no idea that in January 2023 their interim mandate would still be in place.