site.btaContinue the Change Still Undecided about Democratic Bulgaria's Coalition Offer
Former power-holders Continue the Change (CC) are still undecided about the coalition offer of Democratic Bulgaria (DB). This transpired as Continue the Change ranking member and former Parliament Chair Nikola Minchev spoke to the press after a Sofia court heard his party's registration case.
DB and CC were partners in the government of Kiril Petkov (2021-2022). In July, DB co-leader Hristo Ivanov said they would propose to form a coalition with CC before the elections because they share largely the same views and because there is a considerable voter overlap. CC said last week that they would decide about the offer at meetings of the party leadership this week.
Minchev made it clear the decision is yet to be made.
After the court hearing on the CC registration on Friday, a decision is expected within a couple of weeks.
As the last day of registration of parties for the October 2 snap elections is on August 17, CC may still be without party registration then, but in Minchev's words that is not a problem and CC will go to elections with partners as it did in the previous general elections in November 2021.