Bulgarian PM Borissov to nominate Meglena Kouneva for education portfolio

Bulgarian PM Borissov to nominate Meglena Kouneva for education portfolio

Sofia, February 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov will nominate deputy PM Meglena Kouneva for the education portfolio on February 3, submitting the proposal for a vote in Parliament, the government’s media office said on February 1.

Kouneva is slated to replace the incumbent minister, Todor Tanev, who submitted his resignation earlier on February 1, the Cabinet’s statement said.

The announcement comes after several days of political melodrama in Bulgaria, triggered by Borissov’s requestlast week that Tanev resign, citing under-performance in education portfolio, against a background of changes in the school syllabus and programme that have caused considerable public consternation.