Georgi Kyoseivanov

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Georgi Kyoseivanov
Георги Кьосеиванов
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27th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
In office
23 November 1935 – 16 February 1940
Monarch Boris III
Preceded by Andrey Toshev
Succeeded by Bogdan Filov
Personal details
Born 19 January 1884
Peshtera, Eastern Rumelia
Died 27 July 1960(1960-07-27) (aged 76)
Switzerland
Political party Non-Party

Georgi Ivanov Kyoseivanov (Bulgarian: Георги Иванов Кьосеиванов) (19 January 1884, Peshtera - 27 July 1960) was a Bulgarian politician who went on to serve as Prime Minister.

Kyoseivanov came to power on 23 November 1935 after a period in which the country had had three Prime Ministers in quick succession. He went on to become the longest-serving PM since Andrey Lyapchev and throughout his reign he also held the post of Foreign Minister.[1] The government oversaw the trials of the instigators of the 1934 military coup and also concluded pacts with Yugoslavia and Greece as Nazi Germany undertook a policy of economic isolation of the Balkans.[2] His government also oversaw a policy of rearmament after a treaty concluded with Ioannis Metaxas overturned the military clauses of the Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine and the Treaty of Lausanne.[3] Despite this Kyoseivanov's government was seen as little more than a puppet of Tsar Boris and, although it lasted until 1940, achieved little other than allowing the Tsar to effectively govern as a dictator.

In 1940 he became ambassador to Switzerland where he remained after the 1944 coup in Bulgaria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foreign Ministers A-D
  2. ^ S.G. Evans, A Short History of Bulgaria, London, Lawrence and Wishart, 1960, p. 173
  3. ^ Evans, op cit