Bulgaria's President-elect Rumen Radev intends to adhere strictly to the Constitution and thereby to appoint a caretaker government, dissolve the National Assembly and schedule new elections in the shortest possible time after his inauguration, his office revealed in an official statement.
Any attempts to prolong the life of the 43rd National Assembly under the pretext of unfinished business are contrary to the Constitution and the ruling of the Constitutional Court, said Radev.
The inauguration of the newly elected President and Vice President will be on January 22.
''Then the Constitution obliges me to do action on the appointment of a caretaker government, dissolve the current National Assembly and fixing a date for holding early parliamentary elections. In its ruling of 22 November 2016 that the Constitutional Court determines such action to the president as "overriding and urgent." I believe that in the remaining days of the work of the honorable MPs will approach responsibly and with respect for the will of Bulgarian voters, ", Radev noted.
"I use this opportunity to wish you fruitful work of the 43rd National Assembly in the remaining days until its dissolution," President-elect Radev commented.