Bulgaria’s PM Designate Borisov Unveils Coalition Government ListDomestic | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 17:38| views
PM-designate Boyko Borisov (R) shakes hands with President Rosen Plevneliev (L) after presenting the head of state a list of the members of the coalition government he has formed, Sofia, 6 November 2014. Photo BGNES
Bulgaria's Prime Minister-designate Boyko Borisov on Thursday unveiled the list of the 18 ministers in his coalition cabinet.
They comprise 11 representatives of Borisov’s centre-right GERB party, six represent right-wing Reformist Bloc (RB) and one comes from left-wing ABV party.
Borisov will have four deputies – two from GERB and one from RB and ABV each.
Rumyana Bachvarova (GERB) will be deputy prime minister in charge of coalition policy and state administration, while Tomislav Donchev (GERB) will oversee absorption of EU funds and economic policy.
Former EU Commissioner for Consumer Affairs and current RB co-leader Meglena Kuneva will be vice-premier in charge of EU policies and institutional matters.
Former Socialist MEP Ivailo Kalfin and current deputy leader of left-wing ABV party will be deputy prime minister in charge of demographic and social policy.
Vladislav Goranov (GERB) who served as deputy finance minister in Borisov’s previous government (2009-2013), will take the finance ministry portfolio, while RB’s Bozhidar Lukarski will be Economy Minister.
The RB will be also represented by Daniel Mitov and Hristo Ivanov.
Mitov, the minister of foreign affairs in the current caretaker cabinet led by Georgi Bliznashki, will carry on in the same position in Borisov’s cabinet.
Caretaker justice minister Hristo Ivanov will also retain his post in the coalition cabinet led by Borisov.
Other RB nominations in the new cabinet are Todor Tanev, Nikolai Nenchev and Petar Moskov.
Tanev is taking education and science portfolio, Nenchev will be defence minister, while Moskov will be healthcare minister.
Veselin Vuchkov, who was deputy interior minister in Borisov’s previous government, will be the new interior minister.
Lilyana Pavlova, who served as minister of regional development in Borisov’s previous cabinet, will take up the same post in the new government.
Borisov’s former transport minister Ivaylo Moskovski will hold the same portfolio in the new cabinet.
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