January 24, 2017 / 5:51 PM / 2 years ago

Bulgaria to hold snap election on March 26, president appoints interim PM

SOFIA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Bulgaria will hold an early parliamentary election on March 26, the president said in a statement on Tuesday.

President Rumen Radev, who took office this month, appointed former parliament speaker Ognian Gerdzhikov as interim prime minister and will dissolve parliament on Friday. (Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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