"The 49th National Assembly has been assigned a fateful role. We all expect that it will make long-awaited decisions not only about the way out of the political crisis, but also about defending the European perspective of the country and the future democratic society." This was stated by President Rumen Radev in his address to the new deputies from the rostrum of the plenary hall.
On Holy Wednesday - start of the 49th National Assembly. Today, the deputies will gather at a solemn meeting, which will be presided over by the oldest member of parliament.
As in the previous parliament, it is Vezhdi Rashidov in this one as well.
After taking the oath, the deputies must also elect the Speaker and Deputy Speakers of the National Assembly.
The first results of exit polls taken by the four sociological agencies registered with the Central Election Commission show the following distribution of the 240 seats in the Bulgarian Parliament after Sunday's elections:
Continue the Change - Democratic Bulgaria (CC-DB) 71 MPs
GERB-UDF 69 MPs
Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) 38 MPs