Bulgaria’s GERB, Reformist Bloc to Sign Coalition Agreement ThursdayBusiness | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 08:00| views
Boyko Borisov, former Bulgarian Prime Minister and leader of center-right party GERB, photo by BGNES
The leader of center-right party GERB, Boyko Borisov, who was given a government mandate by President Rosen Plevneliev on Wednesday, is expected to announce whether he will form a cabinet or return the mandate.
Late on Wednesday, the GERB party (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria), the right-wing formation the Reformist Bloc, and the nationalist coalition Patriotic Front, reached agreement on a joint governance program expected to be backed by the ABV Movement (Alternative for Bulgarian Revival).
Wednesday’s talks between the four parties lasted over 7 hours, according to reports of dnevnik.bg.
GERB and the Reformist Bloc are expected to ink a coalition agreement Thursday, while the Patriotic Front and ABV are expected to state their support for the Cabinet by signing additional agreements.
The ABV Movement of former two-term President Georgi Parvanov is to hold a meeting on Thursday to decide on supporting the government, after which they are to give a press conference at 2 pm.
The structure and makeup of the government, as well as the Prime Minister nominee, are to be put to the vote in Parliament on Friday.
If GERB, the Reformist Bloc, the Patriotic Front and the ABV Movement agree on supporting the program of the government, it will be backed by a majority of 137 MPs.
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