Attempted "assassination" on Geshev stokes controversy
Bulgaria's chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev survived an alleged assassination attempt yesterday on the road between Sofia and Samokov. It was reported that a bomb exploded near the village of Kovachevci. Initial reports, based on unofficial information, were that an employee of the National Security Service was also injured; however, this was later refuted.
Deputy chief prosecutor Borislav Sarafov later claimed that the bomb was powerful, had caused an inferno 3-4 meters high, and was a concerted attempt on Geshev's life.
The details surrounding the incident were kept secret and attracted controversy in social media and on news sites. Some internet sources dismissed the alleged attack and argued that the explanations and the leaked photos did not match at all.
WCC-DB proposes cabinet but Borissov is underwhelmed
The WCC-DB coalition, the second political power in parliament, has nominated a prime minister and a cabinet of ministers. The faction named former education minister Nikolay Denkov as their designated prime minister. The rest of the cabinet is composed of individuals related to the party or experts from the field of business.
Assen Vassilev, one of the leaders of WCC, is nominated for finance minister even though his financial policies have been vilified by GERB.
GERB's leader Boyko Borissov later said he did not back this choice of ministers, seeing them as too politically connected to WCC. He subsequently added that a future cabinet should include figures from GERB despite his earlier position that his party would not insist on this.
Gas gets cheaper
The energy regulator announced that the price of natural gas for May will be BGN 77.55/MWh. At this price, the national gas distributor Bulgargaz will sell natural gas to suppliers and to those who have been issued a license for the production and transmission of gas related thermal power.