Podcast in English
Bulgarian National Radio © 2022 All Rights Reserved

PM Kiril Petkov to submit the government’s resignation on Monday

| updated on 6/23/22 5:36 PM
.
Photo: EPA/BGNES-archive

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Kiril Petkov who is participating at the EU-Western Balkans summit in Brussels announced that he will resign on Monday morning. Thus, the country’s head of state can begin consultations with the parliamentary groups for the formation of a new cabinet.

In accordance with Art. 89 of the Constitution, President Rumen Radev will begin consultations with the parliamentary groups for handing over the exploratory mandate for the formation of a new government after Prime Minister Kiril Petkov submits the resignation of the sitting government, the presidential press service announced earlier.

We Continue the Change party is ready to take the first mandate for the formation of a government and try and find 121 independent MPs,” PM Kiril Petkov said after a meeting with the MPs from his party. He added that he and Assen Vassilev would again be the nominations for Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.

The second biggest parliamentary group, that of GERB party, stated they would not try to form a cabinet within the current National Assembly. 

Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Caretaker cabinet spokesperson Anton Kutev

Bulgaria will support new European sanctions against Russia: Caretaker cabinet spokesperson

“Bulgaria will support new European sanctions against Russia but they should not be at the expense of the European citizens,” Anton Kutev, spokesperson for the caretaker government said for public service TV BNT. Bulgaria cannot but condemn the..

published on 9/24/22 1:47 PM

Eight parties stand a chance of entering the next parliament: Mediana poll

GERB party has an almost 10% lead on the second political force – We Continue the Change , indicates a national social survey conducted by Mediana polling agency funded by the agency. According to the survey, there will be 8 political formations..

published on 9/24/22 12:14 PM

Kozloduy NPP’s Unit 6 shuts down for scheduled annual maintenance

On Saturday, 24 September, Unit 6 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant is going off stream for scheduled annual maintenance. The reactor will be refueled for the 28 th time. All necessary resources, spare parts and qualified staff have been..

published on 9/24/22 11:18 AM