Bulgaria’s parliament accepts cabinet’s resignation

Bulgaria’s parliament accepts cabinet’s resignation Boyko Borisov, Author: Political Party GERB, License: All rights reserved

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 16 (SeeNews) – Bulgaria’s parliament accepted on Wednesday the resignation of the minority coalition cabinet led by centre-right GERB party, parliament’s speaker Tsetska Tsacheva said.

Parliament accepted the cabinet’s resignation in a 218 to 0 vote, as two MPs abstained from voting,Tsacheva said.

Prime minister Boyko Borissov, who is also GERB leader, submitted the cabinet’s resignation on Monday, after the Socialists-backed candidate, Rumen Radev, won Sunday's presidential elections against GERB's candidate.

“[...] there is a change in the political situation. There is a party stronger than us,” Borissov told parliament before the vote on the cabinet's resignation.

The cabinet will continue to perform its functions until a new government takes over and will ensure continuity in the governance of the country, Borissov added.

The leader of main opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, Kornelia Ninova, has said on Sunday that the party will decline an offer to form a government within the current parliament, signalling the need for early elections in Bulgaria.

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