Bulgaria's Caretaker Government 'Could Have' Elections Minister

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The interim cabinet due to be sworn in on August 6 could include a minister in charge of the upcoming early elections in October.

Citing its own sources, the news website Mediapool.bg reveals the move is likely to be proposed by President Rosen Plevneliev.

The head of state and his administration believe such an office is needed to address the "sensitive issue" of holding elections in Bulgaria, Mediapool reports.

In 2013, the Kostinbrod affair with tens of thousands of fake ballots allegedly prepared to manipulate election results favoring conservative GERB party (which had resigned three months before the vote) opened the floodgates for a huge scandal in society, just a day before the poll was to take place.

It is the Council of Ministers administration that is entitled to organize elections, but the assignment single government minister without a portfolio to oversee the task would set a precedent.

A caretaker government is to be in office in August and September, and its main issues are to look into long-standing problems in energy and EU funding and also to prepare the parliamentary vote scheduled for October 5.

Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski submitted his cabinet's resignation on July 23 after fourteen months in office, and Parliament approved the move on the next day.

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Asparuh - 30 Jul 2014 // 08:22:49

The article is misleading. The ballot scandal of 2013 was proven to be a false rumour, and the necessary measures to convict those who started it were not taken. One of it's consequences was GERB being unable to form a single-party cabinet, falling just short of the minimum percantage (although still winning the elections), and the now resigned coalition cabinet between opposition parties BSP (left), DPS (centre) and Ataka (far right) was formed.

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Optimistic - 29 Jul 2014 // 21:47:27

So GERB are setting up to fix the next elections as well by printing more fake ballots.

They want to fuck Bulgaria.

After the last election and their rigging attempt GERB should have been rounded up and put in a Gulag, ideally make them build it and make them pay for it first.