Nikola Minchev becomes President of the National Assembly
Bulgarian MPs have elected Nikola Minchev of “We Continue the Change” as President of the 47th National Assembly. He was supported by 158 votes. Minchev is a lawyer and specialist in procedural law with many years of experience.
57 out of a total of 240 MPs are women. This is the Bulgarian parliament with the lowest number of female MPs in recent history. The average age of MPs is just over 40. The most numerous are the professional groups of lawyers - 38 and economists - 31. There are also 13 doctors in the new parliament.
The signing of a coalition governance agreement between the 4 negotiating parties has been postponed for next week. President Rumen Rasdev announced that consultations on forming a government would start on December 6th.