Bulgarian president calls snap elections for October 2

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has set October 2 as the date for the country’s fourth parliamentary elections in less than two years. Prime Minister Kiril Petkov’s anti-corruption, reformist coalition government collapsed in June, and efforts to secure a new majority have failed, Reuters reports. Radev has appointed former labor minister Galab Donev to lead a caretaker government as Bulgaria faces runaway inflation and doubts over gas supplies from Russia.

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