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Iva Miteva is the new President of National Assembly

Iva Miteva
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With 163 votes in favor and 75 abstentions, the National Assembly elected Iva Miteva-Rupcheva of "There Is Such a People"(ITN) as chair of the 45th National Assembly. Only GERB-UDF MPs abstained. The other candidate for parliament speaker was Tsveta Karayancheva from GERB, who received 75 votes in favour from GERB-UDF. All other MPs in the hall of the parliament and three who voted remotely were against her candidacy.

Transparency and accountability must be the basic principles of this National Assembly. Let's make efforts for dialogue with each other, Miteva said. She graduated in law and has a number of postgraduate qualifications. She has been working in the parliamentary administration for a long time and is a part-time lecturer at the New Bulgarian University.

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