Consultations of Bulgaria's President With Political Forces End

Politics » DOMESTIC | November 24, 2016, Thursday // 12:52
Bulgaria: Consultations of Bulgaria's President With Political Forces End BGNES

The consultations of political forces represented in Parliament with President Rossen Plevneliev have come to an end. The reason for the consultations was the resignation of the Borisov 2 Cabinet after the failure of GERB at the presidential elections, reported BGNES.

In accordance with the constitution, after Plevneliev concludes the round of consultations with the 8 parties represented in Parliament, he will present GERB (as the largest party in Parliament) with a mandate for the forming of a new government. GERB already announced that they will decline the mandate.

After this, Plevneliev has to hand over the mandate to the second largest group – BSP. BSP also announced that they will refuse the mandate.

For a third and final time, the president may hand over the mandate to a party of his own choice.

Plevneliev, however, announced that he will first convene the Consultative Council on National Security.

Meanwhile, the president also turned to the Constitutional Court with a request for an interpretation as to whether the head of state has the right to call snap parliamentary elections without disbanding Parliament in the last three months of his mandate.

The Constitutional Court declared inadmissible the request of Plevneliev for an interpretation. According to the judges, the stipulations of the constitution are clear and it is not within the powers of the President to disband Parliament in the last three months of his mandate but he may form a caretaker government.


We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Domestic » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Plevneliev, president, mandate, GERB, constitution, caretaker, Constitutional Court, Constitutional Court
Advertisement All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria