In Bulgaria, constitutional court rules presidential decree appointing minister with dual citizenship unconstitutional

By OFFNews, 28 October 2021
Kiril Petkov (photo credit: Remo News)
Kiril Petkov (photo credit: Remo News)
The May 10th decree by which President Rumen Radev appointed Kiril Petkov as economy minister in the first caretaker government is unconstitutional. [...] The reason is that on May 10, when Petkov became a minister, he had not only Bulgarian but also Canadian citizenship. [...] Kiril Petkov himself twice asked the Constitutional Court to hear him - for the last time yesterday, but the court rejected the request. [...] Kiril Petkov announced that he had given up his Canadian passport on April 21, but documents from the Ottawa authorities show that he lost his citizenship on August 20.
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