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New Bulgaria polls loom after ITN party gives up on forming government

Aug 10 2021

SOFIA (Reuters) -Bulgaria's largest political grouping gave up efforts to lead a minority government on Tuesday following a razor-thin victory in last month's parliamentary election, increasing the prospect of new polls later this year.

Bulgaria faces instability as anti-elite group eyes narrow election win

Jul 12 2021

SOFIA (Reuters) -Bulgaria faced prolonged political instability on Monday after a national election appeared to result in a razor-thin victory for the anti-establishment There Is Such a People (ITN) and no clear prospect of forming a government emerged.

No clear winner emerges from Bulgarian parliamentary election

Jul 11 2021

SOFIA (Reuters) -Bulgaria's parliamentary elections failed to produce a clear winner on Sunday, exit polls showed, with the new anti-elite party There Is Such a People (ITN) narrowly ahead of the centre-right GERB party of former premier Boyko Borissov.

Bulgarian protest parties gain edge with corruption in spotlight

Jul 08 2021

SOFIA (Reuters) -Protest parties are gaining ground ahead of a parliamentary election in Bulgaria amid public anger over corruption, which has been fuelled by allegations of misconduct against former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's government.

U.S. blacklists 3 Bulgarians, 64 companies over corruption

Jun 02 2021

WASHINGTON/SOFIA (Reuters) -The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on three Bulgarians and 64 companies linked to them over alleged corruption, including an oligarch accused of planning to create a conduit for Russian political leaders to influence the Bulgarian government.

Bulgaria president appoints caretaker govt, calls snap polls in July

May 11 2021

SOFIA (Reuters) -Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev called a snap parliamentary election on Tuesday for July 11 and appointed Stefan Yanev, his close security and defence adviser, as caretaker prime minister until a new government is formed.

Bulgaria's president to call July election and appoint technocrat interim government

May 05 2021

SOFIA (Reuters) -Bulgaria's president said on Wednesday he will call a snap parliamentary election for July and name a technocrat interim Cabinet next week, after politicians failed in a third attempt to form a government a month after an inconclusive vote.

Bulgaria probes possible Russian involvement in arms depot blasts

Apr 28 2021

SOFIA Bulgarian prosecutors said they are collecting evidence on the possible involvement of six Russians in four explosions between 2011 and 2020 at Bulgarian arms depots that were storing munitions for export to Ukraine and Georgia.

Protest parties surge in Bulgaria election, threatening Prime Minister Borissov

Apr 04 2021

SOFIA (Reuters) -Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will have difficulty holding onto power, after a surge of votes in an election on Sunday for anti-establishment and anti-corruption parties that want him out.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Bulgarians vote for new parliament amid COVID-19 fears, anger over graft

Apr 04 2021

SOFIA, April 4 Bulgarians began voting in a parliamentary election on Sunday that will decide whether long-serving Prime Minister Boyko Borissov wins a new four-year mandate despite persistent concerns about corruption in the European Union's poorest member state.

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