Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria

GERB Leader Boyko Borisov Returns Mandate

Boyko Borisov, leader of the opposition party GERB, returned the mandate for forming a new Bulgarian government to Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev. 

On Friday Plevneliev will give the mandate to the second largest group in Parliament – the Bulgarian Socialist Party. Next on the list is the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS). 

Friday Session of Bulgaria's Parliament Failed, Again

The regular Friday session of outgoing Bulgarian Parliament failed due to lack of quorum. 

According to reports in Bulgarian-language media, in the hall were present 100 MPs from ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS). For a session is needed the presence of at least 121 MPs.

Speaker of Parliament Mihail Mikov dismissed the session.

Bulgaria's Government To Resign on July 23

The resignation of PM Plamen Oresharski and his government will be voted in Parliament next Wednesday, said Speaker of Parliament Mihail Mikov, quoted by

Mikov made the statement after opposition GERB renewed their boycott of parliament sessions due to Bulgarian Socialist Party's refusal to support the update of the state budget.