Bulgaria's Cabinet Unveiled: Full List

Politics » DOMESTIC | May 27, 2013, Monday // 17:01
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Cabinet Unveiled: Full List BSP PM hopeful Plamen Oresharski. Photo by BGNES

The members of Bulgaria's new Cabinet, expectedly headed by Plamen Oresharski, have been announced.

Oresharski was nominated by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and is a former Finance Minister in the Three-Way Coalition Cabinet (2005 – 2009).

In the May 12 early general elections, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, and the far-right nationalist Ataka overcame the 4% threshold to win parliamentary seats. The fourth party that made its way to the Parliament was the formerly-ruling centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, which won narrowly and was not able to form a Cabinet as the other three declared they would not offer support.

Last Thursday, GERB returned to President Rosen Plevneliev the mandate to form a government. On the same day, Plevneliev gave it to Oresharski and the Socialists.

Bulgaria's Cabinet Proposal – Full List

Plamen Oresharski - Prime Minister
Zinaida Zlatanova – Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister (also in charge of EU funds absorption)
Petar Chobanov – Finance Minister
Kristian Vigenin - Foreign Minister
Danail Papazov – Transport Minister
Aneliya Klisarova – Education Minister
Tanya Andreeva – Health Minister
Tsvetlin Yovchev– Interior Minister
Mariana Georgieva – Youth and Sports Minister
Angel Naydenov – Defense Minister
Petar Stoyanovich – Culture Minister
Iskra Mihaylova– Environment Minister
Dragomir Stoynev– Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism
Hassan Ademov - Minister of Labor and Social Policy
Desislava Terzieva – Regional Development Minister
Dimitar Grekov – Agriculture Minister
Kalin Tiholov – Minister of Investment Projects

A Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economy is to be announced within a month.

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