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Bulgarian president calls snap vote for Oct 2, appoints caretaker govt

Author Radomir Ralev
Bulgarian president calls snap vote for Oct 2, appoints caretaker govt Photo: President of the Republic of Bulgaria/All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 1 (SeeNews) - Bulgarian president Rumen Radev scheduled early general election for October 2 and appointed a caretaker government led by former labour minister Galab Donev, the president's office said on Monday.

The caretaker cabinet will take office on August 2, the president's office said in a statement.

The head of state has been obliged to dissolve parliament and call early elections after three parties within the current National Assembly failed to put together a new government to succeed the coalition cabinet led by Kiril Petkov that was ousted in a vote of no confidence in June.

Petkov's four-party coalition government was formed after snap elections in November, the country's third vote for members of parliament in 2021.

 
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