Hristo Ivanov re-elected as Chairman of Yes Bulgaria

Hristo Ivanov was re-elected leader of Yes Bulgaria at a party congress on January 29.

Ivanov, that resigned as party leader after Yes Bulgaria’s poor result in the early parliamentary elections in November 2021 was the sole candidate for the leadership of the Congress.

He was elected with 692 votes in favour, 14 against and 41 abstentions.

After the November elections, the Democratic Bulgaria coalition – of which Yes Bulgaria is a part – became one of the four factions in the Bulgarian coalition government led by Kiril Petkov, co-leader of the We Continue the Change party.

The Democratic Bulgaria coalition has two seats in Petkov’s cabinet.

In an address at the beginning of the congress, Ivanov said that while he was “not a fortune teller,” he had a strong belief in early parliamentary elections.

Ivanov later told reporters that neither he as the leader of the movement nor the Democratic Bulgaria coalition would work for early elections.

The lifespan of the government would depend on the results achieved, he said.

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