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A government with the second mandate – a possibility yet full of misgivings

The political conundrum in which Bulgaria finds itself is becoming more and more insolvable, as the way out of the political crisis, which has been going on for two years now, seems to be receding again. Additional fuel was added to the fire..

published on 5/30/23 1:37 PM

Reactions after handing over of the second mandate for forming government

After the president handed over the second mandate for forming a government, I think it has become clear what the stakes are, the co-chairman of "We Continue the Change" (PP), Assen Vassilev, commented on Facebook. “Dictatorship or..

published on 5/30/23 8:40 AM

GERB-SDS and PP-DB agree on joint governance, but with the second mandate

GERB-SDS prime minister candidate Mariya Gabriel has returned to President Rumen Radev the first cabinet-forming mandate unfulfilled on the grounds that she would not allow people appointed through backroom deals to be part of the government.  In..

published on 5/22/23 4:02 PM
Ivan Geshev

The storm in the upper echelons of the prosecutor’s office in Bulgaria signals a crisis of statehood

The week started in this country with a veritable storm in the upper echelons of the state. This time the epicenter of the storm was the prosecutor’s office, whose administrative leader, Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev called a special press..

published on 5/16/23 12:08 PM
President Rumen Radev met Gabriel, who is European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, to give her the mandate. She will have seven days to see if she can get enough support to break Bulgaria's political deadlock.

EU Commissioner Gabriel gets mandate to form Bulgaria's new cabinet

President Rumen Radev handed the first exploratory mandate for forming a government to the candidate of the first political force GERB-SDS Maria Gabriel. "I expect that within a week you will present the structure and composition of the Council of..

published on 5/15/23 6:12 PM
Mustafa Karadayi

MRF supports the idea of an expert government

The BSP will decide whether to support GERB's formula for creating an expert government after the party's National Council votes on the issue, leader Kornelia Ninova said.  A little later, Ninova announced that the BSP was ending talks with GERB to..

updated on 5/15/23 5:36 PM
Ivan Geshev tears up his resignation letter in front of the media, May 15, 2023.

MPs comment on Prosecutor General Geshev's refusal to resign

Mustafa Karadayi, leader of the MRF, described the statement of Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev, in which he said he would not resign, as a "personal choice". "However, we are the ones who have to do the judicial reform, including with changes in the..

published on 5/15/23 2:46 PM

The Attorney General refused to resign, denouncing "political harassment"

Attorney General Ivan Geshev turned up at the press conference convened by himself, the request for his resignation in hand. He said that upon his return from the US on Saturday, he received a message telling him to resign by 10am Monday morning "or else..

published on 5/15/23 2:19 PM

Radko Vlaykov: Bulgaria occupies an honourable place in Romania’s future plans

The declaration for strategic partnership between Bulgaria and Romania from 15 March, 2023 “in a sense bridges the lag of the past in the development of the huge potential in different spheres” between the two countries, said Bulgaria’s ambassador to..

updated on 5/3/23 11:00 AM
Kiril Petkov

We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria to seek support from all Parliamentary forces

If a minority cabinet is formed with the second government-forming mandate, We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria is ready to cede the chairmanship of some of the important parliamentary committees , the coalition's co-chair Kiril Petkov said for..

published on 5/2/23 7:35 PM