| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Bulgaria’s PP party likely to drop plans to propose new coalition government

The outgoing prime minister of Bulgaria, Kiril Petkov, indicated on Friday that his centrist PP party was likely to abandon its plans to suggest a new coalition government since it had temporarily failed to gain a legislative majority.

“At this moment, I think the mandate (to form a government) will be returned, unfortunately, without the support of 121 deputies,” Petkov told reporters during a visit to the Greek city of Komotini.

Petkov’s party has until 5 pm local time (1400 GMT) to tell President Rumen Radev whether or not it will propose a new government.

  • Reuters