Bulgaria’s ex-president Plevneliev not optimistic about formation of government after elections

Bulgaria’s former president, Rossen Plevneliev, has become the latest to express pessimism about the prospects of the swift formation of a government after the country’s March 26 2017 early parliamentary elections.

Plevneliev, who was Bulgaria’s head of state from 2012 to 2017, said that he was watching the election campaigns with great concern. “Unfortunately, what I see is destroying, rather than building bridges, between political parties.”

His comments came some days after GERB leader Boiko Borissov said that he saw difficulties in forming a government after the elections and did not rule out new parliamentary elections in about five to six months, and the Reformist Bloc’s Nikolai Nenchev also predicted a second election in 2017.

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