Parliament Appoints Two Deputy PMs
Thursday, 01 January 1970
The National Assembly appointed Daniela Bobeva and Tsvetlin Yovchev as deputy prime ministers on Thursday amid continuing anti-government protests.
The nominations of Yovchev and Bobeva were backed by the MPs of the Socialists’ Coalition for Bulgaria and the ethnic Turks’ Movement for Rights and Freedoms.
The nominations were due to be put to the vote a day earlier but the parliamentary sitting was cancelled due to lack of quorum after ultra nationalist party Ataka failed to show up.
Speaking to journalists in Brussels later in the day, prime minister Plamen Oresharski said he does not plan to resign as long as he has the support of the National Assembly, the Bulgarian News Agency reported. "[…] a political mistake has been made, as a result of which we gave reasons, but I do not think that this is a reason for resignation [of the government]," Oresharski said.