Plevneliev Sworn In as President of Bulgaria

Politics » DOMESTIC | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 10:12
Bulgaria: Plevneliev Sworn In as President of Bulgaria Bulgaria's new President Rosen Plevneliev was formally sworn into office Thursday. Photo by BGNES

Rosen Plevneliev from the ruling center-right party GERB got sworn in as the President of the Republic of Bulgaria at 10.05 Eastern European Time on Thursday, January 19, 2011.

Plevneliev took his oath of office, and then kissed the cross in the hand of the head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Maxim.

After that he signed his oath; his Vice President, Margarita Popova followed suit with her oath of office.

Plevneliev has thus become Bulgaria's fourth democratically elected President.

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