Bulgaria Interim Government Appointed Until July Election

Stefan Yanev will lead a caretaker government in Bulgaria until new elections in July in an effort to quell a political crisis after month-long anti-government protests and infighting in a divided parliament.
He will be backed by an expert cabinet to deal with the pandemic and organise the election.

Yanev, 61, who served as a deputy prime minister and defence chief in an earlier caretaker government appointed in 2017 and has held posts in the NATO military alliance, said the government would do its best to ensure fair elections.

It will be "absolutely uncompromising" against any attempted election violations, he said.

Former PM center-right Boyko Borissov's GERB party scored best in the April election but failed to produce a viable coalition government.