BULGARIAN FORMER KING SIMEON II LOOKS AT MANDATE IN SOFIA.
Bulgaria's nominated Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg looks at his
mandate to form a cabinet in Sofia July 15, 2001. Simeon II, the first
ex-monarch to regain political power in post-communist eastern Europe,
was nominated as the country's next prime minister after his movement
won a June 17 general election. The portrait behind is of Bulgarian
national hero, Vassil Levski, a freedom fighter against Ottoman rule in
the 19th century.