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