Bulgaria's President-Elect to Be Sworn In Thursday

Politics » PRESIDENTAL & LOCAL ELECTIONS 2011 | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 07:55| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's President-Elect to Be Sworn In Thursday Former Bulgarian Regional Minister, Rosen Plevneliev, was elected President on the ticket of the ruling GERB party at elections run-off on October 30. Photo by BGNES

Rosen Plevneliev, Bulgaria's newly elected President, will be officially sworn in on Thursday.

The ceremony will take place in the country's Parliament in downtown Sofia. Parliamentary speaker 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 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.

They defeated oppositional Bulgarian Socialist Party runner Ivaylo Kalfin and his running mate, prominent actor Stefan Danailov, gathering 52.58% of the votes.

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