National Assembly Elects Chair, Deputy Chairs

National Assembly Elects Chair, Deputy Chairs

Bulgaria's new parliament elected Mihail Mikov, MP of the Socialists' Coalition For Bulgaria and former interior minister, as its chair, as his candidacy was backed by the Socialists and the ethnic Turks' Movement for Rights and Freedoms.
A total of 118 MPs voted in favour of Mikov's candidacy, versus 97 votes against. The MPs of the ultra-nationalist Ataka did not register for the vote.
The centre-right party GERB, which controls the biggest number of seats in Parliament, nominated Tsetska Tsacheva, the parliament's previous chair, for the post, but she failed to garner support from the other parties.

The National Assembly also elected Maya Manolova, MP of the Coalition For Bulgaria, and Hristo Biserov, MP of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms as deputy chairs.  

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