Dimitar Iliev Popov
Димитър Илиев Попов
|41st Prime Minister of Bulgaria|
7 December 1990 –8 November 1991
|Preceded by||Andrey Lukanov|
|Succeeded by||Philip Dimitrov|
|Born||26 June 1927|
|Died||5 December 2015 88) (aged|
Dimitar Iliev Popov (Pokriva) (Bulgarian : Димитър Илиев Попов (Покрива); 26 June 1927 – 5 December 2015) was a leading Bulgarian judge and the first Prime Minister of the country not to be a member of the Bulgarian Communist Party since 1946.
Bulgarian, is an Indo-European language and a member of the Southern branch of the Slavic language family.
The Bulgarian Communist Party was the Communist and Marxist-Leninist ruling party of the People's Republic of Bulgaria from 1946 until 1989 when the country ceased to be a socialist state. The Bulgarian Communist Party had dominated the Fatherland Front coalition that took power in 1944, late in World War II, after it led a coup against Bulgaria's tsarist regime in conjunction with the Red Army's crossing the border. It controlled its armed forces, the Bulgarian People's Army.
Popov, who did not have any party affiliation and was chosen for his perceived impartiality as a member of the judiciary, was selected to head the new government after the resignation of Andrey Lukanov in December 1990 in the face of mass demonstrations and a general strike.As Prime Minister Popov oversaw the drafting of the new constitution as well as the second open elections. Although overseeing the beginnings of the policy of privatization, Popov's government was more of a caretaker administration.
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Popov died at the age of 88 on December 5, 2015.
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Iliev is a Bulgarian surname derived from the personal name Iliya and may refer to:
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