Bulgaria's Reformists Ready to Draft Cabinet Only If Handed Mandate
Wednesday, 07 December 2016
Right-wing Reformist Bloc (RB) coalition will only make offers on a next cabinet in case the President gives them a mandate to form it, RB officials have said.
A meeting between the RB and Bulgaria's biggest party GERB, with its leader and outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov also present, has kicked off political consultations with parties in Parliament that precede a presidential move to hand the mandate to a third party "of his choice".
The head of state, Rosen Plevneliev, last week indicated he only stood ready to give out the mandate to the RB, after handing it over to the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), which insist it will return it upon receiving it.
Sofia News Agency