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Mandatory Voting Idea 'Cynical', Will Harm DPS - Lyutvi Mestan

Co-ruling Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS)'s leader Lyutvi Mestan described compulsory voting as a "cynical" idea that would bring harm to Bulgarian politics.

Politics » Domestic | June 12, 2014, Thursday // 11:38 | Viewed: 7660

Support for Bulgarian Govt Down 15% since European Elections

Support for Bulgaria's socialist-led government fell by 15% in the 15 days after the European Parliament elections, according to the Gallup International polling agency.

Politics » Domestic | June 12, 2014, Thursday // 10:16 | Viewed: 1357

Bulgarian MPs to Discuss 2 Referendum Proposals

Bulgarian MPs are to discuss two proposals for a national referendum.

Politics » Domestic | June 12, 2014, Thursday // 09:42 | Viewed: 1508

Bulgaria PM Oresharski 'Ready to Resign' Tuesday - Report

Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has said he is ready to stand down on Tuesday next week, a Bulgarian private channel reports, citing sources.

Politics » Domestic | June 12, 2014, Thursday // 09:32 | Viewed: 1798

Cabinet Approves Pensions Rise from July 1

Pensions for elderly people are to increase by 2.7% next month, Bulgaria's government decided Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | June 11, 2014, Wednesday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1306

'Independent' Bulgarian MP Tables Mandatory Vote Bill

Rumen Yonchev, a former socialist lawmaker and now officially independent, has introduced a bill envisaging election legislation amendments that favour mandatory voting.

Politics » Domestic | June 11, 2014, Wednesday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1333

Bulgarian MPs Hastily Approve National Audit Office Members

Lawmakers have approved all members of Bulgaria's Audit Office following a nearly three-hour debate.

Politics » Domestic | June 11, 2014, Wednesday // 13:59 | Viewed: 7290

GERB Leader Woos US Investors with Tenders for Black Sea Gas Fields

Boyko Borisov, ex Bulgarian Prime Minister and leader of center-right party GERB, has vowed transparent oil and gas exploration tenders as soon as the party returns to power.

Politics » Domestic | June 11, 2014, Wednesday // 11:14 | Viewed: 1813

There is No Economic Crisis in Bulgaria – Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Daniela Bobeva has insisted that Bulgaria is not plagued by an economic crisis, despite the allegations of the opposition.

Politics » Domestic | June 11, 2014, Wednesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1673

Bulgarian Parliament to Discuss 5th No-Confidence Motion against Govt

Bulgaria's Parliament is to discuss Wednesday the fifth no-confidence vote against the socialist-led government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | June 11, 2014, Wednesday // 09:25 | Viewed: 1525

Nationalist Leader Joins Calls for Resignation of Bulgaria PM

Volen Siderov, leader of nationalist party Ataka, has joined the calls for the resignation of Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | June 11, 2014, Wednesday // 09:01 | Viewed: 1447

Stanishev's Proposal of Early Elections in July Divides Opinions

BSP leader Sergey Stanishev's comments that early elections should be called in July prompted mixed reactions as to whether elections could be held within such a period.

Politics » Domestic | June 10, 2014, Tuesday // 18:04 | Viewed: 1481

Bulgarian President Calls National Security Council June 17

President Rosen Plevneliev has called the Consultative Council for National Security in relation to the ongoing political situation and the looming early elections.

Politics » Domestic | June 10, 2014, Tuesday // 16:28 | Viewed: 1385

BSP Leader Stanishev Demands Government Resignation, July Elections

Sergey Stanishev, leader of the senior partner in the ruling coalition, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), demanded the resignation of the government of Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | June 10, 2014, Tuesday // 14:42 | Viewed: 3672

Parliament Speaker: Voting Referendum to Be Debated in Days

Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Mihail Mikov has promised that the referendum on voting rules proposed January is to be put onto MPs' agenda this week.

Politics » Domestic | June 10, 2014, Tuesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 1629

Former Sofia Mayor Calls for Clear Terms of EU Exit of Bulgaria

The new Constitution has to set out the terms of Bulgaria's exit from the European Union, according to Stefan Sofiyanski, former Sofia Mayor and former caretaker Prime Minister.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2014, Sunday // 15:05 | Viewed: 2694

Bulgaria Heading for Early Elections in Autumn - President

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has argued that the country is plagued by a political crisis and is clearly heading for early elections in autumn.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2014, Sunday // 14:01 | Viewed: 8519

Bulgaria Govt Boasts Financial, Economic Stability, Lower Unemployment

A report of Prime Minister Oresharski on the first year in office of the socialist-led government boasts financial and economic stability, higher incomes, and lower unemployment.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2014, Sunday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1437

Ex-President Parvanov: Leading Parties to Lose from Mandatory Vote

All major political parties who have a firm electorate would lose from the introduction of mandatory voting, says ex-Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2014, Saturday // 10:09 | Viewed: 1426

Bulgaria's GERB Seeks Snap Elections, Referendum on Compulsory Voting

Center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) is in favor of holding a referendum on compulsory voting alongside the early general elections.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2014, Friday // 17:28 | Viewed: 2006

Bulgarian Opposition GERB to Back Mandatory Voting

GERB will support amendments in Constitution that will introduce mandatory voting, the opposition party's Deputy Chair Tsvetan Tsvetanov announced.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2014, Friday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1688
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