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Bulgaria's GERB Party To Nominate Ex-Foreign Minister For PM

Former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov (file photo)
Former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov (file photo)

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov says that his GERB party will nominate Daniel Mitov, a former foreign minister, to lead the government it will try to form after the April 4 election.

"I am choosing Daniel Mitov, because I want very clearly to underline our pro-European and pro-NATO position," Borisov told GERB lawmakers in a live streaming on his Facebook page on April 14.

Borisov, who has dominated the Balkan country's politics since 2009, said he would also quit his seat as a lawmaker in the new parliament to focus on his center-right party.

The pro-Western Mitov was minister of foreign affairs from 2014 to 2017.

GERB won 75 seats in the 240-seats parliament. All the other political parties have refused to support GERB, so it is most likely that it will fail to form the government.

With reporting by Reuters
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