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 negotiating the centre-right and pro-European “Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria” (GERB) was able to include members of the centre-right and pro-European Reformist Bloc and centre-left Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) within the Cabinet. The right-wing Patriotic Front will support the government from outside the Cabinet.

The three parties in the Cabinet have 118 seats, just short of the 121 seats needed in the National Assembly. With the support of the Patriotic Front they will have 137 seats supporting them in parliament.

The full programme of the coalition has, as yet, to be published in English but you can find a précis of the programme on the Bulgarian News Agency website here.

The proposed Cabinet which has to receive the President’s approval before being presented to Parliament is as follows:

Boyko Borissov; Prime minister

Roumyana Buchvarova; Deputy Prime Minister for Coalition Policy and State Administration

Meglena Kuneva; Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

Tomislav Donchev; Deputy Prime Minister for EU funds and Economy

Ivaylo Kalfin; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Demographic and Social Policy

Bozhidar Loukarski; Minister of Economy

Temenouzhka Petkova; Minister of Energy

Nikolina Angelkova; Minister of Tourism

Vladislav Goranov; Minister of Finance

Ivaylo Moskovski; Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications

Dessislava Taneva; Minister of Agriculture

Lilyana Pavlova; Minister of Regional Development

Ivelina Vassileva; Minister of Environment

Peter Moskov; Minister of Health

Todor Tanev; Minister of Education

Vesselin Vouchkov; Minister of Interior

Daniel Mitov; Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hristo Ivanov; Minister of Justice

Nikolay Nenchev; Minister of Defence

Vezhdi Rashidov; Minister of Culture

Krasen Kralev; Minister of Sport

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