Bulgarian President to Announce Snap Election Date Thursday
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has revealed that he is to announce the date for the country's snap election on Thursday.
It has been already made clear that none of the three largest parliamentary groups are willing to form an interim government.
Two of the three parties – the center-right GERB and the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party have officially rejected the interim government mandate offered by Rosen Plevneliev, while the third one – the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms – is expected to receive it and reject it on Friday.
The President will then have to appoint a caretaker government, and, with one single decree, adjourn the Parliament and schedule a new general election.
The caretaker government will be appointed by Plevneliev next week. Its term will be up to two months, with its main task being the organization of snap election. The snap election will be held no later than mid-May.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his GERB government resigned last week amidst mass protest rallies against unbearable utility bills and wide-spread poverty that turned into a civil unrest against the political model of ruling the country.