Third Borisov Government

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Third Borisov Government
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93rd cabinet of Bulgaria
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Date formed 4 May 2017
People and organisations
Head of state Rumen Radev
Head of government Boyko Borisov
Status in legislature Coalition Government
History
Election(s) 2017
Legislature term(s) 44th National Assembly
Incoming formation Government formation
Predecessor Gerdzhikov Government

The ninety-third Cabinet of Bulgaria took office on May 4, 2017. It is a coalition government that is chaired by Boyko Borisov. The government was formed after the Borisov's party, GERB, won the 2017 parliamentary election. However, GERB won only 95 out of 240 seats in the National Assembly and therefore needed to form a coalition in order to govern.

Formation

The third Borisov government consists of several ministers from the ruling GERB party, the two leaders of the junior coalition partner United Patriots and several ministers close to the media mogul Delyan Peevski. In particular, Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov is a close protege of Delyan Peevski and was instrumental in the privatization of valuable state assets to the business empire of Tsvetan Vasilev and Delyan Peevski. The government enjoys unusual media comfort due to the close links of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov with the media mogul Delyan Peevski. This comfort has allowed the government to delay any structural reforms and instead pursue populist policies.

Cabinet

The third Bulgarian Council of Ministers of Bulgaria chaired by Boyko Metodiev Borisov has been voted in by 235 members of the Bulgarian Parliament (of them 134 in favor and 101 against, out of a total of 240 MPs) and sworn into term on May 4, 2017. The government is formed by the GERB Party and the parliamentary coalition of the United Patriots, with the initial support of the newcomer Volya Party of businessman Veselin Mareshki (although one of its MPs voted against). The composition of the Government is as follows:[1]

Ministry Incumbent Party affiliation Note
Prime Minister's Office Boyko Borisov GERB Third term as a Prime Minister.
Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev GERB Deputy Prime Minister of the Second Borisov Government.
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economy and demographical policies Valeri Simeonov United Patriots (NFSB) Leader of the National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria, part of the United Patriots coalition of parties.
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of public order and national security and

Minister of Defence

Krasimir Karakachanov United Patriots (VMRO) Leader of the IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement, part of the United Patriots coalition of parties.
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the judiciary reform and

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ekaterina Zakharieva nominated by GERB, unaffiliated Presidential advisor to President Plevneliev, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in the Raykov Caretaker Cabinet.
Minister of Finance Vladislav Goranov GERB Minister of Finance in the Second Borisov Government. Deputy Finance Minister in First Borisov Government under Finance Minister Simeon Djankov.
Minister of Justice Tsetska Tsacheva GERB Previously Chairman of the National Assembly.
Minister of Interior Affairs Mladen Marinov ? Deputy Minister of Defence in the Third Borisov Government (until 2018).
Minister of Health MG Prof. Dr. Nikolay Petrov nominated by GERB, unaffiliated Previously Director of the Military Medical Academy and Minister of Health in the Raykov Caretaker Cabinet.
Minister of Education and Science Krasimir Valchev nominated by GERB, unaffiliated Previously Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education and Science in the Second Borisov Government under Meglena Kuneva.[2]
Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski GERB Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications in the Second Borisov Government.
Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova nominated by GERB, unaffiliated Minister of Energy in the Second Borisov Government.
Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova GERB Minister of Tourism in the Second Borisov Government.
Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev GERB Minister of Youth and Sports in the Second Borisov Government.
Minister in charge of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2018 Lilyana Pavlova GERB Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in the Second Borisov Government.
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Nikolay Nankov GERB Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in the Second Borisov Government under Lilyana Pavlova.
Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov nominated by the United Patriots Previously Director of the State's Agency of Privatisation. Closely associated with Delyan Peevski, a media mogul.
Minister of Labor and Social Policies Biser Petkov nominated by the United Patriots Previously Director of the State's Institute of Social Insurance
Minister of Environment and Water Resources Neno Dimov nominated by the United Patriots Previously Deputy Minister of Environment and Water Resources in the Kostov Government and member of parliament from the DSB Party.
Minister of Agriculture and Food Quality Rumen Porozhanov nominated by the United Patriots Previously Director of the State's Fund of Agriculture. In First Borisov Government, chief of staff of Finance Minister Simeon Djankov.
Minister of Culture Boil Banov nominated by the United Patriots Previously Director of the Haskovo Theater.

See also

References

  1. ^ Dariknews. "Парламентът одобри структурата и състава на кабинета". dariknews.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  2. ^ "Кой е новият министър на образованието и науката Красимир Вълчев". www.dnevnik.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2017-05-04.
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