02 August 2022

Bulgarian President Dissolves Parliament

  • Bulgaria

Sofia, August 01 (QNA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has called for new elections on October 2, the fourth in a year and a half, after the overthrow of the government of Kirill Petkov at the end of last June.
President Radev signed today a decree also dissolving parliament from tomorrow and setting the date for new elections.
Today, the Bulgarian President appointed Galab Donev as interim Prime Minister, whose main task will be to secure gas supplies before winter.
Former prime minister Kiril Petkov lost a vote of no-confidence in Parliament last June and was unable to form a new coalition.
The political situation in Bulgaria since the summer of 2020 has been unstable, as Bulgarians fought three legislative elections last year after the overthrow of former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's decade-long rule.
It is feared that the political crisis will exacerbate the country's economic problems, in the face of accelerating inflation and concerns about energy supplies this winter. Political instability is also likely to delay Bulgaria's preparations to join the eurozone in 2024, and its chance of getting up to 6.3 billion euros (USD 6.7 billion) in recovery funding from the European Union. (QNA)


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