Politics in Bulgaria: Future President will not prolong 43rd Parliament

Written by on January 11, 2017 in Bulgaria - No comments

All the snow had not even started melting, when the Bulgarian President Elect, Rumen Radev, was already active, eleven days before his inauguration.

In a letter to the Speaker of the National Assembly in Sofia, who happened to be his opponent in the presidential elections in November, Radev rejected calls for prolonging the life of the 43rd Assembly. A prolongation, which Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s conservative party GERB had called for, would be contrary to the constitution, Radev wrote.

Once in office on January 22nd, 2017, Radev intends to dissolve the current National Assembly, weeks after Borissov’s government officially stepped down.

GERB suddenly wants to change Bulgaria’s electoral system to a majoritarian one. This was the party’s reason for calling for a prolongation. Please read the entire, detailed story at The Sofia Globe.

In the meantime, a poll conducted by the Exacta Research Group has shown that GERB still has a slight lead over the Socialists. While GERB has the support of slightly more than 26 percent of Bulgarian voters, the Socialists have almost 25 percent.

Parliamentary elections in Bulgaria are expected to take place in March or April of 2017. The new President Radev will set an election date after his inauguration. Read all details of this story at The Sofia Globe as well.

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