Bulgaria's Parliament Elects New Health Minister

Bulgaria's Parliament Elects New Health Minister

Bulgaria's parliament on Wednesday approved the nomination of Stefan Konstantinov as health minister.

A total of 123 MPs in the 240-member legislature voted in favour, 58 were against and 12 sustained.

Konstantinov, a gynaecologist, deputy chairman of the managing board of the Bulgarian Doctors Union and member of the board of directors of the hospital in the southwestern town of Kyustendil, replaces Anna-Maria Borisova who resigned last week over failure to fulfil her duties.

Two days after Borisova resigned the Socialists and the ethnic Turks' party DPS filed a no-confidence motion in the cabinet over what they described as "the collapse of health care". The no-confidence vote will take place on Friday.


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