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A center-right coalition in Bulgaria is tapped to form a new government

Jul. 01, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Monday tapped the largest group in parliament, the center-right GERB-UDF coalition, to form the country’s new government. Accepting the mandate, Prime Minister-designate Rosen Zhelyazkov presented a proposal for a Cabinet...

Bulgaria's Orthodox Church elects a new patriarch with pro-Russian views

Jun. 30, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s Orthodox Church on Sunday elected Daniil, a 52-year-old metropolitan considered to be pro-Russian, as its new leader in a vote that reflected the divisions in the church and wider society since Russia invaded Ukraine more than two years ago. ...