Bulgarian President-elect to Take Oath of Office Jan 19
Bulgaria's President-elect and Vice President-elect, Rosen Plevneliev and Margarita Popova, will take the oath of office before the National Assembly on Thursday, January 19.
The news was reported Monday by the press center of the Parliament. The ceremony will start at 10:00 am.
Officials will walk on a red carpet, which will be placed in front of the official entrance of the National Assembly. They will be greeted by the Guard of Honor.
The ceremony will be attended by President Georgi Parvanov, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, cabinet ministers, representatives of the diplomatic corps, institutions, and media editors-in-chief. His Holiness, Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim, is also invited.
The Speaker of the Parliament, Tsetska Tsacheva will read the decision of the Central Electoral Commission, CEC, which declared Rosen Plevneliev and Margarita Popova the elected President and Vice President of Bulgaria. Then they will be sworn in before the Parliament.
Rosen Plevneliev will deliver his first address as Head of State, in which he is expected to announce its priorities. Tsacheva will also address the Parliament.
The ceremony will end with a photo at the front entrance of Parliament.
The oath of office of the new President and Vice President will be the only item on the agenda of the plenary Thursday.
The official ceremony for the inauguration of the new President of Bulgaria will be held on Sunday, January 22.
Plevneliev and Popova were elected in runoff, on October 30, on the ticket of the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB.
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