Today's political news was dominated by Slavi Trifonov's TISP press conference in which representatives of his party (he wasn't present) and Nikolay Vassilev (his nomination for PM) answered journalists' questions.
TISP will negotiate with other parties
Slavi Trifonov's TISP party will propose an entirely new cabinet in the coming days after withdrawing Nikolai Vassilev's nomination for PM yesterday. They refused to specify when that would happen. TISP representative Toshko Yordanov stated categorically that the party doesn't want the votes of GERB and MRF, and talks will be held with Democratic Bulgaria and Rise up! Get out. If they don't receive the necessary support, the draft cabinet will not be put to a formal vote in parliament.
Parliament to convene on July 21
The first sitting of the newly elected 46th National Assembly will take place on Wednesday, July 21st, according to a decree signed by President Rumen Radev. At the meeting, the leadership of the parliament must be elected. According to the constitution, the president must consult parliamentary groups, and then assign the task of forming a government to the candidate for prime minister who's nominated by the largest parliamentary group - now TISP.
Share of women in ICT highest in Bulgaria in 2020
The number of people working in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector in Bulgaria increased by 2.1 thousand to a total of 103 thousand in 2020, according to Eurostat. Bulgaria continues to have the highest share of women in the ICT sector in the EU with 28.2%, followed by Greece (26.5%) and Romania (26.2%).