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Euro Goal Gets Tougher for Bulgaria After Inconclusive Vote

  • Deputy premier says Bulgaria needs functioning government
  • Fourth election cements fragmented political landscape
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Bulgaria’s long odds on forming a government after an inconclusive election may hamper its euro adoption goals, a top official in the interim administration said. 

Although he stood by a 2024 target date, Deputy Prime Minister Atanas Pekanov said political limbo could complicate Bulgaria’s path to joining the single currency. A day earlier, voters produced a likely hung parliament, cementing a fragmented party landscape in the Balkan nation’s fourth election in less than two years.