Boyko Borisov Approved by Lawmakers as Bulgaria PM

Politics » DOMESTIC | November 7, 2014, Friday // 12:34| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Boyko Borisov Approved by Lawmakers as Bulgaria PM Photo by BGNES

GERB leader Boyko Borisov has been backed by Parliament in his bid to become Bulgaria's Prime Minister.

A stable majority of 149-85 (0 abstained) supported his candidacy.

Borisov is now officially the first politician in Bulgaria's recent history to have a second term in office as Prime Minister.

His candidacy was given the green light by conservative GERB and right-wing Reformist Bloc (the two coalition partners), left-wing ABV, which will support the minority coalition and will have a minister in the cabinet, and the Patriotic Front (PF), a nationalist coalition also backing the government.

However, two PF lawmakers voted against Borisov.

The Bulgarian Democratic Center (BDC), the parliament group of Nikolay Barekov's Bulgaria without Censorship (BDC)-led coalition, also voted "yes".

Socialist BSP, liberal DPS and ultra-nationalist Ataka rejected his candidacy.

 

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