New BSP Leader Korneliya Ninova to Head Party’s Faction in ParliamentDomestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 23:02| views
Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Korneliya Ninova. Photo by BGNES
The new leader of Bulgarian Socialists, Korneliya Ninova, has been elected head of the party’s parliamentary faction.
Ninova, who has been deputy chairperson of the group of Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) members of Parliament, will be in charge of legislative activities and relationship with other political parties in the chamber, the party said in a statement on Tuesday.
The two separate functions have been performed by Atanas Merdzhanov and Chavdar Georgiev, respectively. Merdzhanov and Georgiev both resigned as deputy leaders of BSP’s parliamentary faction.
Rumen Gechev was elected Ninova’s deputy in charge of question-time sessions in Parliament. Angel Naydenov has retained his position of deputy chairman of the group of Socialist MPs.
BSP controls 38 of the 240 seats in Parliament, which makes it the biggest opposition force to the current centre-right coalition government led by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov