Sofia - May 22 (BTA) - GERB has submitted to the Constitutional Court three applications for annulling the May 12 early parliamentary elections, GERB MP Krassimir Tsipov told reporters on Wednesday. GERB wants the election results annulled in total.
Sofia - May 22 (BTA) - The May 12 general elections were well-organized and calm, caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov said at a meeting Wednesday of the Citizens' Board for Fair Elections with the government. "Whether they were fair too, is a different matter, because we have to raise the question of pre-election silence, canvassing and the role of the media in all that," the Prime Minister added.
Sofia - May 22 (BTA) - The Council of Ministers Wednesday limited the net exposure of wholly or majority state-owned companies to a single credit or financial institution to 25 per cent of the total amount of the company's cash assets.
Sofia - May 22 (BTA) - The Prime Minister, the Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Minister, the chief of the energy regulator and the CEOs of the National Electric Company (NEK) and the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) spoke to the MPs here Wednesday in a parliamentary hearing on the situation in the energy sector and the price of electricity.
Sofia - May 22 (BTA) - Since February the holiday property market has slowed considerably, indicated an investment company report. Winter resorts are attracting less interest and there are fewer coastal property sales compared with last year's. Mariana Daskalova, a commercial director with the investment company, said that the holiday property market is primarily secondary.
Sofia - May 22 (BTA) - Without swift reforms the future government will be working under pressure and the threat of new civil protests, said Prof. Georgi Karasimeonov of the Institute for Political and Legal Studies on Wednesday. He was speaking at a BTA-hosted debate about the post-election situation in Bulgaria.
Sofia - May 22 (BTA) - The government designated by the GERB party will not be presented in parliament, GERB Chairman Boyko Borissov told journalists on Wednesday. He said that when he receives a government-forming mandate from President Rosen Plevneliev on Thursday, he will announce the party's proposal for government right on the spot and will then return the mandate immediately.