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
Salary~ 7 000 leva per month [1]
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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.


The current Prime Minister is Boyko Borisov.

List of officeholders

Living former Prime Ministers

NumberNameTenureDate of birthAge
1 Georgi Atanasov 1986–199025 July 193386
2 Philip Dimitrov 1991–199231 March 195564
3 Reneta Indzhova 1994–19956 July 195366
4 Zhan Videnov 1995–199722 March 195960
5 Stefan Sofiyanski 19977 November 195168
6 Ivan Kostov 1997–200123 December 194969
7 Simeon Sakskoburggotski 2001–200516 June 193782
8 Sergey Stanishev 2005–20095 May 196653
9 Marin Raykov 201317 December 196058
10 Plamen Oresharski 2013–201421 February 196059
11 Georgi Bliznashki 20144 October 195663
12 Ognyan Gerdzhikov 201719 March 194673

The most recent death of a former Prime Minister of Bulgaria is that of Dimitar Iliev Popov (1990–1991) on 5 December 2015.

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  1. "Bulgaria hikes pay for MPs, Prime Minister and President". 14 February 2018.