The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will return the exploratory mandate to form a government on May 5.
The information was released by head of BSP-Sofia Kaloyan Pargov, emerging from a sitting of the BSP National Council on
"We made the decision to return the mandate, given the current situation and circumstances," Pargov said.
Today, 194 MPs attended the last session of the 44th National Assembly. Ministers were not present. A short time later, the Lawmakers were joined by Minister of Environment Emil Dimitrov-Revisoro. The floor leader of GERB Daniela Daritkova acknowledged that this term of office was not easy. She pointed to the pandemic that marked the work of the parliament.
The leaders of the BSP abstained from commenting on the vote last night. Тhe deputy Georgi Svilensky made a statement, without right of journalistic questions. The opposition in the party accepted the results as they missed a chance.
"We will not comment on the results before the parallel countdown is completed. We make our own parallel counting," Slivenski said.
''There is no pressure from Brussels for a coalition between the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and GERB'', President of the Party of the European Socialists (PES) and former BSP leader and prime minister Sergei Stanishev said Friday, talking to reporters before the meeting of BSP's National Council which analyses the results of the March 26 early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria.
Bulgarian MPs rejected a proposal of the opposition Socialist Party, which would have tasked Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov with asking the European Council to remove Russian MPs from the EU travel black lists.
The black list was drawn up in protest against Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.