Bulgarian nationalist United Patriots co-leader Valeri Simeonov said on April 9 that he expects that there would be news about the formation of a government by the end of the week.
The United Patriots, the third-largest party in the new National Assembly with 27 MPs, is in the midst of talks with the largest party, Boiko Borissov’s centre-right GERB, on the formation of a coalition government that would have the support of 122 out of 240 MPs.
The talks began soon after the March 27 elections and those involved expect to produce an agreement before the first sitting of the new Parliament on April 19.
The beginning on April 10 is a short one because of the four-day Easter holiday weekend beginning on April 14./IBNA
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