Negotiations in Sofia: A new Bulgarian government with a PM from the Reformist Bloc?

Written by on December 20, 2016 in Bulgaria - No comments

The negotiations with the intention of forming a new government were moving ahead rapidly on Monday and are to continue today. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s conservative party GERB, the Reformist Bloc, a coalition of smaller conservative parties, and the far-right Patriotic Front seem to have put the country one step closer to having a new government without new elections.

But it is not entirely clear whether a government will be formed on the basis of the 43rd National Assembly. One of the problems is that for the Reformist Bloc, its exploratory mandate to try to form a government expires today.

GERB parliamentary leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov said that there was a “clear parliamentary majority” that could support a new government, but added that talks on policy issues were to continue.

The chairman of GERB and outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has refused to head a government of this kind, shortly after he had been named as his possible own successor in several media reports.

If a government can not be formed in the ongoing negotiations, a caretaker government will be installed and new parliamentary elections could happen in early spring of 2017.

By im.

Please read an in-depth report on the ongoing negotiations at The Sofia Globe.

 

 

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