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GERB emerge on top but with few options

Boyko Borisov and his centre-right GERB party have emerged as the winner of Sunday’s snap general election but in a parliament that leaves few palatable choices for coalition formation. Citizens […]

Close result expected in general election today

A general election is being held today a year early after Prime Minister Boyko Borisov resigned following the failure of his GERB party’s presidential candidate, Tsetska Tsacheva, to win the […]

Parliamentary 2017

An election to the National Assembly has been announced for 26 March 2017. Results will be published here.

Caretaker Government announced

President Rumen Radev has named the caretaker government which will run the country until after the general election on 26th March. Ognyan Gerdzhikov was named as the interim Prime Minister […]

Bulgarian General Election set for 26th March

Bulgaria’s new president, Rumen Radev, has issued his first decrees which announce that parliament will hold its final session on 27th January and that a general election will take place […]

PM Borisov resigns as opposition backed candidate wins Presidential election

Prime Minister Boris Borisov of the centre-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) has announced that he and his government will resign on the first working day of parliament. […]

Presidential election to go to second round runoff on 13th November

With just over 95% of the votes counted it is clear that the presidential election in Bulgaria will go to a second round on 13th November. Partial results show the […]

Bulgaria votes for a new President

The presidential election to be held today could well go to a second round if the most recent opinion polls are to be believed. Although the president holds few executive […]

Presidential 2016 (Second round)

The first round took place on 6 November and a second round runoff has been announced for 13 November 2016. Results will be published here.

Zornitsa Rusinova is the new Labour Minister

Zornitsa Rusinova, the former Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy has been sworn in as the new Labour Minister after parliament approved her appointment yesterday. She replaces Ivaylo Kalfin […]

ABV leaves minority government

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has accepted the resignation of his Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Ivaylo Kalfin. Kalfin is from the centre-left Alternative for Bulgarian […]

Cabinet of Bulgaria

Boyko Borisov Prime Minister Rumyana Bachvarova Deputy Prime Minister in charge of coalition policy and state administration and Minister of Interior Tomislav Donchev Deputy Prime Minister in charge of absorption […]

Education minister replaced

Following calls last week by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov for his Education and Science Minister to resign, Todor Tanev stood down yesterday and was replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Meglena […]

Justice Minister resigns

Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov has announced that he is resigning his portfolio. The move came after parliament refused to back his plans for judicial reform. The minister was seeking to […]

GERB remain largest party in local elections

Exit polls suggest that the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) has remained the largest party after local elections yesterday. The Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) reports that GERB […]

Bulgaria votes in local elections and referendum

A total of 6,372,548 eligible voters will be able to vote in local elections being held across Bulgaria today. A referendum will also be held in which 6,897,781 people can […]

Cabinet agrees to fix investor problems

The Bulgarian Cabinet has identified ten problems facing investors and has agreed to set a timeline of January 2016 to get them fixed. The report in the Sofia Globe outlines […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Bulgaria

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Bulgaria. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

Rumyana Bachvarova approved as new Interior Minister

Rumyana Bachvarova has been approved by the Bulgarian parliament as the new Minister of the Interior. She replaces Veselin Vuchkov who handed in his resignation on 4th March after a […]

Economy Minister lists Ministry priorities

Minister of Economy, Bozhidar Loukarski, outlined the key priorities for his Ministry at a press conference held yesterday. He outlined the key points of the Ministry’s programme as follows: • […]

Coalition formed and Cabinet proposed

GERB leader and Prime Minister designate, Boyko Borissov, has presented his proposed Cabinet to President Rosen Plevneliev a month after the inconclusive general election on 5th October. After weeks of […]

Government formation difficult as eight parties enter parliament

Eight of the 25 parties standing in yesterday’s general election in Bulgaria look like they have secured representation in the next parliament. With 97% of the votes counted the centre-right […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election to the National Assembly took place on 5 October 2014. Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (Grazhdani za evropeysko razvitie na Balgariya, GERB) 84 Coalition for Bulgaria (Koalitsiya za […]

Second general election in a year takes place today

A total of 6,875,199 eligible voters will be going to the polls today just one year after the last election in May 2013. That was inconclusive and left the Bulgarian […]