Members of 45th National Assembly sworn in as MPs

The newly-elected 45h National Assembly started its first session at 9.00am on Thursday morning in the Parliament's old building. The meeting was broadcast live on National TV and National Radio.

According to the Constitution, the new Parliament's first session was convened by order of President Rumen Radev and opened by the oldest attending Member of Parliament, who was Mika Zaykova from the party There Is Such a People.

The MPs were sworn in during the Parliament's first session. The National Anthem was played in the plenary hall, as well as the Anthem of Europe. President Radev and Vice President Iliana Iotova also attended the first session. Radev addressed the nation and Parliament.

Statements were expected from representatives of the political forces in the Parliament and from the new Parliament's Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson. The newly-elected Chairperson would then take over the sitting and deliver a speech.

The MPs were expected to vote by raising their hand, since the electronic voting system has been installed in the Parliament's new building.

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