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Bulgaria’s newly-elected Parliament to hold its first sitting on April 19

Bulgaria’s newly-elected Parliament to hold its first sitting on April 19
Bulgaria’s newly-elected 44th National Assembly will hold its first sitting on April 19 2017, as decreed by head of state President Roumen Radev, it was announced on April 7.

The decreeing of the first sitting, to begin at 10am, follows the March 26 early parliamentary elections that produced a National Assembly that will have five parliamentary groups, with Boiko Borissov’s centre-right GERB the largest at 95 out of 240 seats.

On April 7, negotiations on a possible future coalition government continued between GERB and the nationalist United Patriots coalition, which will have 27 seats – just enough to provide support from among more than half of the MPs to vote a cabinet into office.

Following the talks, GERB negotiator Vladislav Goranov said that a government would be ready by April 19 to be put to the vote in Parliament./ΙΒΝΑ

Read the full article at The Sofia Globe

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