Politics of Bulgaria
The Ministry of Educaion and Science will close schools where the anti-epidemic measures are not observed,stated Minister of Education Nikolay Denkov. The office in the Ministry of Education and Science presented a report on what has been done in the past term and its priorities for the new caretaker government's term.
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev will dissolve the 46th National Assembly and will appoint a caretaker cabinet on Thursday, 16 September, the President's Press Secretariat said on Monday.
The legislature will have to be dissolved after three parliamentary groups (There Is Such a People, GERB-UDF and BSP for Bulgaria) failed to fulfil their mandates to form a cabinet.
Bulgaria will hold its third parliamentary election in just one year as parliament will be dismissed in mid-September and the president must schedule early elections in late October or early November.
At the same time, the country will also hold presidential elections, in which current President Rumen Radev is set to be the absolute favourite.
President Rumen Radev Friday presented the third government-forming mandate to the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), which is the third largest parliamentary group in the 46th National Assembly. It is the last chance for this Parliament to try to form a government after the biggest and second biggest groups, There Is Such a People (TISP) and GERB, were unable or unwilling to do that.
Commenting on the upcoming third cabinet-forming mandate, President Rumen Radev said that time is up for political declarations. "People want to see the Bulgarian Parliament take a clear responsibility. I expect a clear signal from the parties, they must come up with a sustainable formula," he said while visiting the town of Topolovgrad on Sunday.
The Bulgarian political world was shocked into action on August 10 when the party that won the country's July 11 elections, There is Such a Nation, withdrew its ministerial nominations, including a large number of young unknowns who were educated abroad, one day before a scheduled parliamentary approval vote.