In Bulgaria, four parties have agreed to form a new government and to overcome the country’s long political crisis.
At the head of the coalition is “We are continuing the change”, an anti-corruption party founded by two economists (Kiril Petkov and Assen Vassilev), which did not exist until a few months ago. The ruling coalition, which controls 134 of the 240 seats in parliament, also includes the Socialists, Democratic Bulgaria (a center-left coalition) and the party of comedian and TV presenter Slavi Trifonov.
“We are continuing the change” surprisingly won the elections on November 14th, the third last year, which turned out to be very turbulent for Bulgarian politics. The first two, held in April and July, were won by the center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party, which has dominated Bulgarian politics in recent years, and by Trifonov’s party: government majority.
Now that there is an agreement, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev will initiate the formal procedure that will lead to the approval of the new government in parliament. The vote is expected to take place on Monday.