February 20, 2013 / 10:18 AM / 7 years ago

Bulgarian ruling party opens way for early election

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov speaks in the Parliament in Sofia February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Julia Lazarova

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s governing GERB party will not take part in talks to form a new government, Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said on Wednesday, indicating the Balkan country will hold an early election.

Prime Minister Boiko Borisov’s center-right GERB is the dominant faction in parliament and if no group can form a majority, a planned election in July will be brought forward.

“GERB will not take part in consultations for the new government,” Tsvetanov told reporters.

Reporting by Angel Krasimirov; Writing by Sam Cage; Editing by Michael Winfrey

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