After the Bulgarian Socialist Party returned its unfulfilled mandate to form a new government, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev announced that the country will hold snap elections on April 2. The President made the announcement during a public event at the Sofia Central Military Club.
This will mark the fifth time Bulgarian voters go to the polls to elect Parliament since April 2021. “The elections will be on the earliest possible date when there will be no risk for machine voting, so as to make sure the law is observed. Every Bulgarian citizen should be able to choose whether to vote on a machine or with a paper ballot,” the President added.
Radev announced that he will issue a decree to dissolve Parliament on February 3 and schedule general elections on April 2. The President said he hopes Parliament will use the little remaining time “to prove that the counter-corruption combat, the Recovery and Resilience Plan and European integration are real priorities and not just campaign promises.”