Prime Minister of Bulgaria

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Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Министър-председател на България
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Boyko Borisov

since 4 May 2017
Member of European Council
Appointer National Assembly
Term length Four years
Formation17 July 1879
First holder Todor Burmov
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The Prime Minister of Bulgaria (Bulgarian : Министър-председател, Ministar-predsedatel) is the head of government of Bulgaria. He or she is the leader of a political coalition in the Bulgarian parliament – known as the National Assembly of Bulgaria (Bulgarian : Народно събрание, Narodno sabranie) – and the leader of the cabinet.

Bulgarian language South Slavic language

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

The head of government is either the highest or second highest official in the executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony, who often presides over a cabinet, a group of ministers or secretaries who lead executive departments. "Head of government" is often differentiated from "head of state", as they may be separate positions, individuals, or roles depending on the country.

Government of Bulgaria executive authority in Bulgaria

The Council of Ministers is the main authority of the executive power in the Republic of Bulgaria. It consists of the Prime Minister of Bulgaria and all the specialized ministers.


The current Prime Minister is Boyko Borisov.

List of officeholders

Living former Prime Ministers

NumberNameTenureDate of birthAge
1 Georgi Atanasov 1986–199025 July 193385
2 Philip Dimitrov 1991–199231 March 195564
3 Reneta Indzhova 1994–19956 July 195365
4 Zhan Videnov 1995–199722 March 195960
5 Stefan Sofiyanski 19977 November 195167
6 Ivan Kostov 1997–200123 December 194969
7 Simeon Sakskoburggotski 2001-200516 June 193781
8 Sergey Stanishev 2005–20095 May 196652
9 Marin Raykov 201317 December 196058
10 Plamen Oresharski 2013–201421 February 196059
11 Georgi Bliznashki 20144 October 195662
12 Ognyan Gerdzhikov 201719 March 194673

See also

The history of Bulgaria can be traced from the first settlements on the lands of modern Bulgaria to its formation as a nation-state and includes the history of the Bulgarian people and their origin. The earliest evidence of hominid occupation discovered on what is today Bulgaria date from at least 1.4 million years ago. Around 5000 BC, a sophisticated civilization already existed and produced some of the first pottery and jewelry in the world. After 3000 BC, the Thracians appeared on the Balkan peninsula. In the late 6th century BC, most of what is nowadays Bulgaria came under the Persian Empire. In the 470s BC, the Thracians formed the powerful Odrysian Kingdom, probably after the Persian defeat in Greece, which subsequently declined and Thracian tribes fell under Macedonian, Celtic and Roman domination. This mixture of ancient peoples was assimilated by the Slavs, who permanently settled on the peninsula after 500 AD.

Politics of Bulgaria

The politics of Bulgaria take place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime minister is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the National Assembly. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.

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