A new election is on the horizon in Bulgaria: it is likely to be the fifth parliamentary election in two years. The socialists most recently commissioned by head of state Rumen Radev have failed to find a majority in parliament to form a government, as party leader Kornelia Ninowa explained today.
This will be officially communicated to the president on Monday. After the early parliamentary elections in October 2022, the third and, according to the constitution, last possible attempt to form a new government failed, making new elections necessary. The country is currently governed by a transitional cabinet.
Before the socialists, the two strongest parties had already failed to form a government due to lack of a parliamentary majority: the center-right GERB, which won the elections on October 2, 2022, and the liberal PP, second strongest in the former -Prime Minister Kiril Petkov. According to the constitution, President Radev must now dissolve parliament and call another snap parliamentary election – likely for late March or early April.