Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev speaks during a joint news conference with Prime Minister Boiko Borisov and interior minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov (not pictured) in Sofia February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Bulgaria president calls early poll after protests
Posted : Thursday, 28 February 2013 03:28AM
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's president said on Thursday an early election would be held on May 12, seeking a way out of a political crisis that may undermine the Balkan country's economic stability.
Prime Minister Boiko Borisov resigned last week after nationwide protests against high electricity prices, and plans to cut prices and revoke the distribution license of Czech utility CEZ could deter other investors.
All major Bulgarian parties have said they do not want to form a government in the current parliament.
(Reporting by Sam Cage and Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by Alison Williams)
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