Thursday, February 28, 2013 5:43 am
Bulgaria to hold early elections on May 12
The Associated Press
President Rosen Plevneliev said on Thursday that no party was willing to form a cabinet within the current legislature, due to end in July, so he is moving the polling date forward by two months.
Prime Minister Boiko Borisov's center-right government resigned last week in the wake of nationwide protests, the biggest since the country's financial meltdown in 1997.
Despite Borisov's resignation, protests against high electricity prices and poverty have continued and already led to some concessions.