Bulgaria's new President Rumen Radev announced that Parliament will dissolve on January 27 and early elections will be held on March 26.
Following the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov after losing to Radev in November's presidential election, Ognyan Gerdzhikov, a 70-year-old law professor, has been appointed as the interim prime minister. Thus, by signing a decree, Radev appointed former parliament speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov as interim prime minister.
Moreover, President Radev had decided on March 26 as a better option while Boyko Borisov’s party, GERB, expressed preference for April 2 as an election date.
Thus, the elections to be held on March 26 are important in Bulgaria since it will be the third early parliamentary poll in less than four years.