New Bulgarian Government Expected in Two WeeksReading Time: < 1 minute
The newly elected 46th National Assembly of Bulgaria held its inaugural meeting last week. Bulgarian MPs took the oath of office and elected Iva Miteva of “There Is Such a People” (TISP) as Parliament Chair by 137 votes and 99 abstentions. Miteva was supported by the parliamentary groups of TISP, Democratic Bulgaria, Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and Rise Up Bulgaria! Here We Come!
The leading party in the Bulgarian Parliament, TISP promised to announce the line-up of the new government within 15 days, following coalition talks with its partners. Earlier last week, the party had to withdraw the nomination of former minister Nikolai Vasilev for prime minister. TISP’s head, Slavi Trifonov, claimed that Vasilev was subjected to heavy political attacks in just a few days and labelled as being linked to the MRF party.