Government Collapse in Bulgaria
Key Takeaways from the Fall of the Petkov Government & Possible Future Scenarios

June 21, 2022
Only six months into its tenure, Bulgaria’s coalition government, led by Prime Minister Kiril Petkov and his centrist We Continue the Change (PP) movement, has collapsed after losing a no confidence vote on 22 June. The fall of the government comes after the populist There is Such a Nation (ITN) left the four-party coalition, stripping the government of its parliamentary majority.

Under the Bulgarian constitution, President Rumen Radev will now task the largest parliamentary group (We Continue the Change) to form a new government, with the party determined to continue in office. The country’s ideologically diverse multi-party parliament, however, could easily produce alternative outcomes, including snap parliamentary elections later this year.

Aretera provides further insight into the collapse of the Bulgarian government, as well as into its political economic impact.
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