Bulgarian President Rumen Radev held a parliamentary primary election on July 11 and authorized his close security and defense adviser Stefan Janev to serve as prime minister for the transitional period until The new government is established.
The poorest member of the European Union will draw lots in April, leading to the decentralization of the parliament. After three months, it will not be able to form a government again, and there will be another poll in three months.
The President said in a statement that Jennifer, 61, will serve as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense in the first transitional government in 2017, responsible for managing the coronavirus pandemic and ensuring fair elections.
President Radev is a sharp critic of Boyko Borisov’s long-time prime minister.
The Jennifer government must also decide whether to submit a national plan to Brussels on how Sofia plans to use more than 6 billion euros from the EU Coronavirus Recovery Fund.
These funds will be managed by Assen Vasiljev (43 years old), who graduated from Harvard University and served as the interim minister of economy and energy in 2013. Vasiljev was part of the team that prepared Radevlje’s project proposal, which was funded by the European Union Recovery Fund.
Borisov’s current center-right GERB party once again became the largest party after the vote in April, but lost its seat due to popular anger against deep-rooted corruption, while other parties were reluctant to form alliances with it.
Borisov failed to form a government, and attempts at a new anti-elite party led by TV presenter Slavi Trifonov and the third largest socialist party also failed.
Analysts say that the new elections in July may create another decentralized parliament, which may complicate the composition of the government. A recent poll showed that Borisov’s GERB and Trifonov’s ITN (“there are such people”) have equal prospects.