A recent session of the BSP 49th Congress shook the political establishment
Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev said on January 28 that an early general election seems inevitable as democracy in the country “has been losing momentum”.
Speaking to journalists to mark his assessment of the first two years after taking office, Radev indicated that he would back a new political party.
Radev also called on the prosecution to start probing those in power, not only their opponents. The prosecution has been accused of persecuting only people opposing the ruling coalition.
The most recent case concerned the charging of Elena Yoncheva, an investigative journalist and MP from the opposition BSP, for money laundering.
Yoncheva is considered one of the main candidates to lead the list of BSP candidates for the May 2019 European Parliament election.