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 on 26th March 2017.

President Radev also appointed Ognyan Gerdzhikov as the interim Prime Minister. Professor Ognyan Gerdzhikov (70) is a member of the centrist National Movement for Stability and Progress (NDSV) and a professor of law. He had been Chairperson (Speaker) of the National Assembly from 2011 – 2005.

An opinion poll published in Novinite (Sofia News Agency) suggests that the centre-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) have 32.2% support with the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) on 29.3%. Five parties have a chance of entering parliament by crossing the 4% threshold according to the poll.

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