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Bulgaria: New Parliament To Convene May 7

Sofia, 25 April 1997 (RFE/RL) -- Bulgarian President Petar Stoyanov today decreed that the country's newly-elected parliament will convene on May 7.

Meanwhile, our correspondent in Sofia quotes Prime Minister designate Ivan Kostov as saying that the new cabinet should be ready to begin work by May 20.

Our correspondent says several ministers from the current caretaker cabinet are expected to stay on in their posts. Among them are Interior Minister Bogomil Bonev, Vice Prime Minister Alexander Bozhkov, Economic Policy Minister Krasimir Angarski and Defense Minister Georgi Ananiev.