Pencho Zlatev

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Pencho Zlatev
Пенчо Златев
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25th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
In office
22 January 1935 21 April 1935
Monarch Boris III
Preceded by Kimon Georgiev
Succeeded by Andrey Toshev
Personal details
Born2 November 1881
Elena, Bulgaria
Died24 July 1948(1948-07-24) (aged 66)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Nationality Bulgarian
Military service
Service/branch Bulgarian Land Forces
Battles/wars Balkan Wars, World War I

Pencho Ivanov Zlatev (Bulgarian : Пенчо Иванов Златев, 2 November 1881 – 24 July 1948), also known as Petko Ivanov Zlatev (Bulgarian : Петко Иванов Златев), was a Bulgarian general and politician in the years before the Second World War.

Bulgarian language South Slavic language

Bulgarian, is an Indo-European language and a member of the Southern branch of the Slavic language family.



Zlatev was born in Elena, Bulgaria. He became the Inspector-General of the Cavalry. Zlatev was also a member of the Military League, a right-wing group that had close links to Zveno. Following the 1934 coup by this movement, Zlatev became Minister of Defence, although as a staunch monarchist he became wary of the growing republican sentiments expressed by some members of the new regime. [1] As a result, Tsar Boris III orchestrated a counter-coup against the new regime and placed Zlatev as Prime Minister on 22 January 1935. [2] Zlatev, who was only intended as a strong military presence in the immediate aftermath of the coup, was quickly replaced once Boris' control was assured, whilst the decision to imprison Kimon Georgiev and Aleksandar Tsankov also weakened Zlatev's position. [1]

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  1. 1 2 S.G. Evans, A Short History of Bulgaria, London, Lawrence and Wishart, 1960, p. 173
  2. Frederick B. Chary, The History of Bulgaria, ABC-CLIO, 2011, p. 78