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On April 2, Bulgaria is preparing for the fifth election in two years

SOFIA, 24 january (Reuters) – Bulgarian President Rumen Radev was elected on Tuesday for the fifth time in two years after inconclusive elections in October failed to produce a functioning government. parliament said that he will appoint April 2 for the elections.

Third, the Socialists refused to form a regular government in the deadlocked parliament political After becoming a party, Radev has to leave the parliament.

Europe Bulgaria, one of the poorest and most corrupt member states of the Union of 2020since anti-graft protests in political shaken by instability.

It has been governed by interim governments appointed by Radev for much of the past two years in the absence of a stable elected coalition.

Radev said he would leave parliament on February 3 and hoped that lawmakers would use the time until then to approve legislation, mainly related to fighting high-level bribery, to ensure the country’s access to massive EU aid.

“I on February 3 National On the dissolution of the Assembly decree I will give and parliament I will set the elections for April 2,” Radev told journalists.

“I hope that the legislators will use the time to prove that the fight against corruption … and European integration is not just an election promise, but a real priority,” he said.

Radev said earlier that the current temporary government will be formed after the early elections Prime Minister Galab Donevi will lead the country again.

Long lasting political The turmoil affects Bulgaria’s plans to join the euro zone in 2024. The political crisis is likely to delay much-needed reforms to combat high-level corruption and hamper Bulgaria’s ability to use EU funds effectively.

Report by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Edited by Frank Jack Daniel and Angus MacSwan

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2023-01-25 11:55:53
Source – reuters

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