Ex-President Offers Coalition to Incumbents

Politics | February 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00

Bulgaria's former President Zhelyu Zhelev, the first democratically elected head of state after 1989, declared readiness to join the freshly reformed ruling coalition of Simeon II National Movement, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, and the New Time party.

Zhelev, who is an honorary chairman of the right-wing Liberal Union, told New Europe radio he supported a second mandate to be headed by Simeon Saxe-Coburg.

The Liberal Union was one of eleven rightist parties invited November 10 by the Union of Democratic Forces to discuss the formation of a broad right-wing in Bulgaria.

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