The two parties make concessions and announce government programme through 2021
A government programme stretching until 2021 has been prepared by GERB and the United Patriots, revealed a statement by the leaders of the two political parties, Boyko Borisov and Valeri Simeonov respectively, made at a briefing ahead of the long Easter weekend.
EU rotating presidency and national security viewed as priorities by all parties
Vowing to complete their four-year term, the new parliament’s 240 members had their first day of work on 19 April. During the 44th National Assembly’s first session, they took the traditional oath to uphold the constitution and the laws of the country and be guided by the citizens’ interests in all their actions.
 
For almost half of the latest batch of lawmakers, 115, the first day of the new parliament was their coming out party. Some could barely conceal their anxiety and others were simply excited.
 
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