4 parties agree to form coalition government in Bulgaria
President Roumen Radev to hand mandate to Prime Minister-designate Kiril Petkov
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.