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President Rumen Radev could set the date for early elections within 72 hours

Geolrgi Svilenski, BSP (L) hands mandate back to President Radev
Photo: BGNES

In line with protocol, and turning down the invitation to sit down, representatives of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, handed President Rumen Radev back the third and last exploratory mandate for the formation of a government within the current 47th National Assembly. The next step is for President Radev to dissolve parliament, set a date for early elections and appoint a caretaker government. 

“The ruling coalition is leaving the caretaker cabinet the energy crisis which could evolve into a collapse of the economy and the social system,” the President stated, and added that this was the most crushing legacy the government is leaving behind.

Asked by BSP leader Kornelia Ninova whether he would prolong the functioning of the current parliament, Rumen Radev was laconic, urging the MPS to finish off their work by the end of this week. 

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