President Opens Talks on New Govt on Thursday
Thursday, 01 January 1970
President Rosen Plevneliev said he will start on Tuesday consultations with the political formations in Parliament on the formation of a new government.
Addressing Parliament, the head of state reiterated his stand that a cabinet should be put in place as soon as possible to address the most pressing issues facing the nation.
Under the country's Constitution, the President should give a mandate for the formation of a new government first to the party which won most seats in Parliament. However, the election winner - the centre-right GERB - does not have enough MPs to be able to govern alone.
If Parliament rejects the cabinet lineup proposed by GERB, the second biggest political formation in Parliament - the Coalition For Bulgaria, will have the opportunity to put together a cabinet.
If neither of the four parties in parliament succeeds in appointing a government, new elections will be called in the autumn.