4 parties agree to form coalition government in Bulgaria

Headlines 15:33 11 Dec, 2021

President Roumen Radev to hand mandate to Prime Minister-designate Kiril Petkov

4 parties agree to form coalition government in Bulgaria

Four parties in Bulgaria agreed Friday to form a coalition government. 

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), There is Such a People party (ITN), Democratic Bulgaria coalition and We Continue the Change (PP) party signed a coalition agreement after weeks of talks.

Accordingly, President Roumen Radev will hand the mandate Saturday to Prime Minister-designate of the PP, Kiril Petkov.

Former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stepped down in April after he lost his majority in parliament following months of anti-corruption protests against him and his GERB party.

Two elections in April and July failed to produce governments because of unclear majorities and disagreements between parties on a new Cabinet.

The PP won the Nov. 14 general election.