Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
Mikov was elected at a party congress on Saturday to replace Sergei Stanishev, who resigned earlier this month after the party’s poor showing in European elections in May and the subsequent collapse of the Socialist-led coalition government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.
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).
Bulgaria’s parliament voted out Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski’s government on Thursday, officially terminating the scandal-ridden one-year rule of the coalition between the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and the ethnic-Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, MRF.
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.
The resignation of PM Plamen Oresharski and his government will be voted in Parliament next Wednesday, said Speaker of Parliament Mihail Mikov, quoted by Mediapool.bg.
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.