Vassilev must submit his proposed governent to President Radev within a week

Bulgaria's president Rumen Radev handed the government-forming mandate to "We Continue the Change" party on Friday. The outgoing Finance Minister Asen Vassilev took the papers at a meeting in the Presidency building.

Few hours earlier Kirl Petkov announced Vassilev was nominated for the Prime Minister's post in a future cabinet of "We Continue the Change".

Vassilev must submit his proposed governent to President Radev within a week, and would then face a confidence vote in the 240-seat Parliament.