Bulgaria's president appoints interim ministers

January 25, 2017 16:33

SOFIA  - Bulgaria's president appointed on Wednesday ministers in the interim government of Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov to lead the Balkan country until early general elections are held on March 26.

President Rumen Radev said in a statement the caretaker government will take office on Friday, confirming an earlier Reuters report that current deputy finance minister Kiril Ananiev will take over the country's finances. A Russia-friendly newcomer to politics, Radev also appointed Bulgarian ambassador to Germany Radi Naidenov as foreign minister as he seeks to reaffirm Sofia's commitment to its allies in the European Union and NATO.

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