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Bulgaria’s Ex Rulers Due to Submit Vote Rerun Petition

Bulgaria's biggest political party, determined to have the result of May 12 deadlocked election cancelled, is expected to submit a petition to this effect to all institutions involved on Monday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 20, 2013, Monday // 08:43 | Viewed: 1865

2 Bulgarians Sentenced for Vote Buying

The Regional Court in south-eastern Bulgarian city of Burgas has sentenced two persons for vote buying during Bulgaria's May 12 early general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 19, 2013, Sunday // 17:28 | Viewed: 1518

Bulgaria Ex Regional Min Tipped for Deputy PM - GERB

The formerly-ruling centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, plans to accept the mandate for appointing a new government and table a minority cabinet in parliament, a key member has confirmed.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 19, 2013, Sunday // 13:07 | Viewed: 1299

Bulgaria's Caretaker PM to Be Grilled over Illegal Ballots Scandal

Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov will also be questioned over the illegal ballots found at a printing shop owned by one of the former ruling party councilors right before the vote.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 19, 2013, Sunday // 12:26 | Viewed: 1400

Bulgaria’s Ex Rulers Press ahead with Vote Rerun Demand on Monday

Bulgaria's biggest political pary is determined to have the result of May 12 deadlocked election cancelled and will submit a petition to this effect to all institutions involved as soon as on Monday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 19, 2013, Sunday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1247

Bulgaria Ex-Top Cop Ready to Give Up Immunity on May 21

Bulgaria’s embattled former Interior Minister has declared that he would give up his immunity as lawmaker immediately after the country’s new Parliament is convened, on May 21, Tuesday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 19, 2013, Sunday // 11:05 | Viewed: 896

Bulgaria's Ex Golden Girls Coach Enters Politics, Sets Up Party

Bulgaria's former rhythmic gymnastics coach Iliyana Raeva, who was elected president of the country's federation last year, has set off on a political career.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 19, 2013, Sunday // 10:16 | Viewed: 2246

12 Members of Bulgaria's New Parliament Exposed as Ex-Communist Agents

Twelve Bulgarian lawmakers-elect have been exposed as former secret agents of the Communist State Security (DS).

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 17:37 | Viewed: 2496

Bulgarian Nationalists May Back Socialist-Led Govt

Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka (Attack) would not take part in a coalition government with the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the predominantly ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), an Ataka official declared Saturday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 16:50 | Viewed: 1925

Bulgaria Vote Was Legitimate, Electoral Body Says

Last week’s general election in Bulgaria was legitimate, according to Central Electoral Committee chairperson Krasimira Medarova.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 15:11 | Viewed: 1066

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Back Ex FinMin's PM Bid

The ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, DPS, will support the Socialists' nomination for Prime Minister, according to DPS member Kamen Kostadinov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 14:44 | Viewed: 1381

Buzek Congratulates Ex Bulgarian PM with Election Win

The former President of the European Parliament, and former Prime Minister of Poland, Jerzy Buzek, has congratulated GERB leader and ex Bulgarian PM, Boyko Borisov, with the May 12 general elections victory.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 14:03 | Viewed: 993

Bulgaria Main Party Plays Victim, Firm to Void Election Result

Bulgaria's biggest political party is determined to have the result of Sunday's deadlocked election cancelled, saying the energy mafia is its true enemy.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 20:20 | Viewed: 1891

Majority of Bulgarians Want Ex-Interior Minister Stripped of Immunity

A vast majority of Bulgarians – 80.4% - believe that the country’s prosecuting authority to demand that former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov be stripped of his immunity as lawmaker, according to a poll conducted by Sova Harris.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 16:49 | Viewed: 996

3 Key Bulgarian Socialist Officials Tipped for Cabinet Posts - Report

Three senior Bulgarian Socialist Party officials are likely to be proposed for ministers in Bulgaria’s next government, Novinite.bg has reported, citing its own sources.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 15:54 | Viewed: 1285

Bulgaria's New Parliament to Convene on May 21

Bulgaria’s new Parliament is to meet for the first time on Tuesday, May 21, President Rosen Plevneliev has announced.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 14:28 | Viewed: 1411

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Recommends Convoking 42nd National Assembly without Delay

Volen Siderov, leader of nationalist party Ataka, has suggested that Bulgaria's next Parliament should start functioning on May 21, adding that any delays would be detrimental.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 14:25 | Viewed: 1330

Bulgaria's GERB Alarms EU about Ethnic Turkish Vote Buying

Bulgaria's formerly-ruling, centrist GERB Party will refer to the Chief Prosecutor, CEC, OSCE, PASE, the EC, the EP, and the three main European Parties – EPP, PES, and ALDE tipoffs for vote buying committed by the ethnic Turkish party, DPS.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 14:18 | Viewed: 1515

Bulgarian President to Convene New Parliament by End-May

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has announced that the country’s new Parliament will be convened by the end of May.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 14:04 | Viewed: 1091

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Leader: Ex PM Lost Grip on Reality

The Chair of Bulgaria's 42nd General Assembly is not going to be from the ranks of the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, says party leader, Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 13:36 | Viewed: 1019

850 000 Bulgarian Voters Left Without Representation in Parliament

A total of 850 000 Bulgarians cast their ballots for parties that failed to overcome the 4% election threshold in the country’s general election last week, according to newly released data.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1296
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