Bulgaria's Winning Party Withdraws Proposed Cabinet, Paving Way For New Vote.

SOFIA -- Bulgaria is heading to new parliamentary elections after the antiestablishment party that narrowly won last month’s vote gave up efforts to form a government.
Slavi Trifonov, leader of There Is Such A People (ITN), said in a televised speech on August 10 that the party decided not to propose a government after two apparently sympathetic protest parties said they would not support it.
In the July 11 elections, ITN won only 65 seats in Bulgaria's fragmented 240-seat parliament. Trifonov said that his party would not support any other party that might try to form a government. The GERB party of the previous prime minister, Boyko Borisov, which holds 63 parliamentary seats said earlier it would not try to form a government. The other parties in parliament do not have enough seats to do so. President Rumen Radev called the July parliamentary elections in April, when no one was able to put together a government with majority support in the legislature.

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