Bulgaria Parliament to Vote on New Justice Minister
Bulgaria's members of parliament are expected to approve on Wednesday the nomination of Diana Kovacheva, head of the Transparency without Borders Association, an affiliate of Transparency International, for new Justice Minister.
Kovacheva will replace at the post Margarita Popova, who was elected in October as Vice President on the ticket of the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party (GERB).
The night after the elections runoff, on October 30, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, announced that the new minister won't be a Member of the Parliament and said, several days later, he would reveal the name on December 1.
Borisov also stated on several occasions that the new Justice Minister will be a professional respected by EU institutions.
Diana Kovacheva was born in Sofia, in 1975. She graduated with a law degree from the Sofia "Kliment Ohridski" University. Kovacheva had worked for the Institute for Legal Sciences at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). She became Executive Director of Transparency International Bulgaria in 2002.
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