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Bulgaria's Deputy Regional Development Min, Several Deputy Governors Resign

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Wednesday approved the resignation of Ivan Asparuhov, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, and several regional governors appointed by the ABV party.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 14:54 | Viewed: 1153

Bulgaria PM Dismisses Deputy Sports Minister

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has dismissed Deputy Sports Minister Nina Naydenova, officials say.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1348

Bulgaria MPs Reconvene to DiscussPresident's Veto, 6-Point Referendum

Bulgarian lawmakers are to address the issues of a veto imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev on the Electoral Code and details about a forthcoming referendum on the political system.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 09:24 | Viewed: 1125

Bulgaria's Main Ruling Party Downplays Early Vote after Coalition Ally Quits

The Deputy Chair of Bulgaria's biggest party GERB said the move of leftist ABV to quit the coalition government on Tuesday had been expected, but dismissed an early election as a viable option.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 08:45 | Viewed: 1516

Bulgaria's DPS Party Appoints Five Deputies

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has picked five people as deputies to Mustafa Karadayi, who was recently elected chair of the third-biggest party in Bulgaria's Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 07:56 | Viewed: 1102

New BSP Leader Korneliya Ninova to Head Party’s Faction in Parliament

The new leader of Bulgarian Socialists, Korneliya Ninova, has been elected head of the party’s parliamentary faction.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 23:02 | Viewed: 1033

Bulgaria’s President Sends Disputed Changes to Election Rules Back to Parliament

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has sent back to Parliament for further consideration parts of recent changes to the Electoral Code that set restrictions on voting outside the country.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 20:17 | Viewed: 1079

Bulgaria’s Deputy PM Kalfin: I Resign in line with ABV’s Decision to Stop Backing Govt

Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin said on Tuesday that the reason why he resigned was the decision of his left-wing ABV party to withdraw support for Bulgaria’s minority coalition government.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 18:32 | Viewed: 1542

Bulgaria's Deputy PM and Labour Minister Kalfin Resigns

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Labour Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has resigned.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 17:20 | Viewed: 1509

Bulgaria's ABV Party to Withdraw Support for Govt

Leftist Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) party has said it is withdrawing its support for from the cabinet of Boyko Borisov in which it has one minister.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 14:56 | Viewed: 1620

Electoral Code: Nationalists Ready to Backtrack on Curbs to Voting Abroad

The co-heads of the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition, which backs Bulgaria's minority government, have said they are inclined to understand the President's veto on a key text in electoral legislation.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1090

Electoral Code: Key Bulgarian Parties Meeting over President's Veto

Representatives of three of the four parties forming or backing Bulgaria's coalition government are holding talks over the vet of President Plevneliev on text of the country's recently passed electoral legislation.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 11:32 | Viewed: 1067

Bulgaria's Ex-PM Apologizes over Response to 2013 Protests

PES leader and former Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has issued an apology to thousands of protesters who took to the streets of Sofia and other big cities in the summer of 2013.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 09:48 | Viewed: 1227

Bulgaria's Main Ruling Party to Discuss Reversal of Curbs to Voting Abroad

Conservative GERB, the main party in Bulgaria's government, is meeting Tuesday to discuss the presidential veto on changes to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 08:16 | Viewed: 1081

Bulgarian President Urges MPs to Repeal Curbs to Voting Abroad

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said that his veto on recently adopted changes to election rules aim to remind to political parties that citizens have equal rights under the constitution.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2016, Monday // 20:01 | Viewed: 1067

Mariya Stoyanova Elected Chair of Bulgaria's Media Watchdog

Council on Electronic Media (CEM) member and interim head Mariya Stoyanova has been elected permanent chairperson of the Bulgarian broadcast media watchdog after a vote of the council members.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2016, Monday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1184

Bulgaria's Ombudsman Meeting Expats, Parties over Election Rules

National Ombudsman Maya Manolova is brokering a new round of talks between political leaders and representatives of Bulgarians who live abroad on Monday morning, her press office has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2016, Monday // 10:46 | Viewed: 1393

Who Is Who: Korneliya Ninova, New Head of Bulgaria's Socialists

Lawmaker Korneliya Ninova on Sunday was elected head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), the country's biggest opposition.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2016, Monday // 08:16 | Viewed: 2713

Bulgarian PM Agrees with Presidential Veto on Electoral Code Amendments

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that President Rosen Plevneliev has correctly vetoed the recent amendments to the Electoral Code concerning the voting abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 8, 2016, Sunday // 14:39 | Viewed: 1478

Korneliya Ninova Becomes First Woman to Head Bulgarian Socialist Party

Korneliya Ninova was elected as the new chairperson of the largest opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) on Sunday, becoming the first woman to head the party in its history.

Politics » Domestic | May 8, 2016, Sunday // 13:46 | Viewed: 2517

Runoff to Determine New Leader of Bulgarian Socialist Party

A runoff will determine the new leader of the largest opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) after none of the candidates managed to garner more than half of the votes in the first round.

Politics » Domestic | May 8, 2016, Sunday // 11:16 | Viewed: 1357