Sofia, Jan 14 (EFE) .- The president of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, announced today in a televised speech that the Balkan country will hold parliamentary elections on April 4, with which the current prime minister, the conservative populist Boiko Borisov, He will be able to finish his current term despite several months of protests against his administration amid suspicions of corruption.
For several months in 2020, many Bulgarian cities were the scene of massive protests in which protesters, supported by Radev himself and by the Social Democratic opposition, came out to express their rejection of Borisov’s alleged ties to organized crime.
The elections will be held in the middle of the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which is why the Bulgarian president asked today that the electoral law be changed to allow people who are in quarantine to also participate in the electoral process.
Borisov’s mandate ends on March 26, which would have been the earliest date to hold these elections, although Radev argued that the country needs more time to prepare for the elections amid the pandemic.
Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union (EU), has so far registered some 8,300 deaths from covid-19.
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