After consultations with president Radev, the leader of the BSP party Cornelia Ninova the talks about the cabinet is unnecessary as there will be no results. She made it clear that his party will not make any negotiations with GERB to form a stable government in the country.
Ninova remarked, ”For this reason, the time Rumen Radev left has been wasted because genuine cabinet negotiations between the parties in the parliament have yet to take place. During a meeting with the president on Wednesday, BSP leader Cornelia Ninova remarked on this.
She claims that after Radev passes over the first mandate, the actual negotiations to form a government will begin.
According to Ninova, the BSP would undertake discussions with Kiril Petkov’s “We Continue the Change,” which will be given the second term rather than supporting the cabinet for GERB’s first term.
On the other hand, The head of state made it clear that he would not permit holding another election in the winter. He claimed that a deadline for the mandates did not bind him, and he wanted to vote in the coldest months to avoid campaigning around the Christmas and New Year’s vacations.
Additionally, he underlines how poorly the elections held in October 2022 to choose the 48th National Assembly went because nothing has changed.
Four elections have been held since 2020 to establish a stable government. The polls taken in 2022 after Kiril Petkov’s government was overthrown showed the lowest voter turnout (39.41%) since 1990.
The president of state has already met with representatives from GERB, “We continue the change,” DPS, and “Vazrazhdane” to form a formal government. The meeting between “Democratic Bulgaria” and “Bulgarian Rise is still pending.
Following the Constitution, he is required to grant the first mandate to the first political force, GERB-SDS, following the conclusion of consultations. He must turn over the second to the PPs in line behind them, and he is free to select a party for the third.
The president must dissolve the National Assembly and designate a date for new early elections within two months if the third mandate is returned to him unfulfilled.