A new political party, Yes Bulgaria (Да, България) in which former justice minister Hristo Ivanov has a central role in founding, will hold its constituent meeting in capital city Sofia on January 7.
Ivanov had the justice portfolio in Boiko Borissov’s second government, but resigned in November 2015 on principle in protest against the form of constitutional amendments approved by Parliament, billed as furthering judicial reform.
His resignation caused a splintering from the ruling coalition as Radan Kanev’s Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria went into opposition, distancing itself from the Reformist Bloc that remained in alliance with Borissov.
The January 7 2017 event will see a speech by Ivanov and a vote on the party’s proposed constitution and governing bodies.
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