site.btaUPDATED President Appoints Caretaker Cabinet, Galab Donev Remains PM
President Rumen Radev issued a decree to appoint a caretaker government as of February 3, said the Presidential Press Secretariat. Galab Gonev remains Prime Minister.
All but one of the ministers in the first Donev cabinet remain in the government. The only new minister will be Minister of Culture Nayden Todorov.
Here are the members of the caretaker Cabinet:
Caretaker Prime Minister: Galab Donev
Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policies and Minister of Labour and Social Policy: Lazar Lazarov
Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policies and Minister of Transport and Communications: Hristo Aleksiev
Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister for Public Order and Security and Minister of Interior: Ivan Demerdzhiev
Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister for European Funds: Atanas Pekanov
Caretaker Minister of Finance: Rositza Velkova-Zheleva
Caretaker Minister of Defence: Dimitar Stoyanov
Caretaker Minister of Health: Assen Medjidiev
Caretaker Minister of Regional Development and Public Works: Ivan Shishkov
Caretaker Minister of Education and Science: Sasho Penov
Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs: Nikolay Milkov
Caretaker Minister of Justice: Krum Zarkov
Caretaker Minister of Culture: Nayden Todorov
Caretaker Minister of Environment and Water: Rositsa Karamfilova-Blagova
Caretaker Minister of Agriculture: Yavor Gechev
Caretaker Minister of Economy and Industry: Nikola Stoyanov
Caretaker Minister of Energy: Rossen Hristov
Caretaker Minister of Innovation and Growth: Alexander Pulev
Caretaker Minister of Tourism: Ilin Dimitrov
Caretaker Minister of Youth and Sports: Vesela Lecheva
Caretaker Minister of e-Government: Georgi Todorov
This will be Bulgaria's ninth caretaker cabinet under the country's effective Constitution, adopted in 1990, and the fifth appointed by President Rumen Radev.
Things came to the new appointment of a caretaker government after none of three exploratory mandated for the formation of a Cabinet within this Parliament succeeded, and the President announced that he was going to disband Parliament from February 3, appoint a new caretaker government and schedule early elections for April 2.
The President will present the cabinet's priorities on Friday.