Bulgaria's President to Get Back Govt Mandate on Wednesday
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
The Reformist Bloc (RB) is set to return a mandate handed out by President Rosen Plevneliev to form a government, clearing the way for an early election this spring.
The RB, a loose alliance of centrist and right-wing parties, is the junior partner in the outgoing Bulgarian government.
The head of state chose it as a third party that may try to form a new cabinet without resorting to early elections after Boyko Borisov stepped down as Prime Minister last month.
However, talks between the RB and Borisov's GERB party collapsed on Tuesday.
A snap vote cannot take before the spring, and President Plevneliev will have to appoint a caretaker government, leaving it to his successor, Rumen Radev, to set a date for the election.
Sofia News Agency