Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria

Prosecution To Demand Stripping of Immunity of Siderov, Tsvetanov, Stanishev

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov will demand the stripping of the immunity of the Ataka leader Volen Siderov and the GERB deputy leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Tsatsarov told journalists.

He will also request the stripping of immunity of former Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergei Stanishev who is currently an MEP.

Interim PM Believes Bulgarian Gov't Will Be Formed in Up to 3 Weeks

A new government will be set up because otherwise Bulgaria will not be able to update the budget, caretaker Prime Minister Georgi Bliznashki said.

In what was described as Bliznashki's last interview as PM, he voiced his hope that parties would overcome swiftly overcome their differences to take part in the future government.

GERB, DPS To Negotiate On Government Formation

The centre-right GERB and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) will negotiate on Tuesday afternoon on the formation and support for new government.

At a press conference on Monday DPS leader Lyutvi Mestan said his party will offer unconditional support for a minority GERB government, but refused to support a government formed in coalition with far nationalist parties.

DPS Offers 'Unconditional Support' to GERB Minority Cabinet

Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) leader Lyutvi Mestan said Monday his party would throw its unconditional support behind a single-party minority cabinet.

The party's Chairman outlined two worst-case scenarios ahead of Bulgaria: "new elections or an unprincipled anti-European coalition" in which nationalist entities could take part.