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Bulgaria: cabinet crisis,Vassilev nominated to be the new PM

Petkov withdraws his candidacy. Toward a new coalition

01 July, 15:12
(ANSA) - SOFIA, JUL 1 - In Bulgaria, resigning premier Kiril Petkov has withdrawn his candidacy for a possible second term in the current Sofia parliament.

His party 'Let's Continue Change' (PP) is the most prominent political force in parliament, and his coalition government did not pass a no-confidence vote on June 22.

"I proposed the PP to appoint as the next premier of Bulgaria Assen Vassilev, a person I trust unconditionally," Petkov said in a video statement. Vassilev, the outgoing deputy premier, and the finance minister will likely receive the mandate this afternoon from President Rumen Radev. (ANSA).

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