Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Newly Appointed 'Elections Minister' Steps Down

Krasimira Medarova, announced by President Rosen Plevneliev as a minister in charge of elections in the caretaker government, has decided not to stand down.

Medarova, who was to oversee the preparation of the October 5 snap poll, announced her decision in an open letter to the media, just two days after President Plevneliev issued a decree to appoint her.

Bulgarian Caretaker Government to Have Minister in Charge of Elections

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has issued a decree to appoint magistrate Krasimira Medarova as a caretaker minister in charge of the upcoming early elections in October.

The head of state and his administration believe such an office is needed to address the "sensitive issue" of holding elections in Bulgaria, Mediapool reported.

Bulgaria Names New PM Pending Elections

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev announced an interim government on August 5, naming Georgi Bliznashki, a prominent constitutional expert and former Socialist member of parliament as the country’s new interim prime minister.

General elections are scheduled in Bulgaria for October 5 following the resignation of the Socialist-led coalition government of Plamen Oresharski.

Budget Consultations between President, Parties Reach Deadlock

Politicians remained at loggerheads over amendments to the state budget at consultations which they attended at Bulgaria's Presidency on Thursday.

Their meeting was called by President Rosen Plevneliev after GERB party announced it would withdraw his support from amendments to the 2014 budget and additional allocations to the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK).