Leader of the Opposition (Bulgaria)

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Leader of the Opposition
Лидер на Опозицията
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Incumbent
Boyko Borisov

since 25 May 2013
Term length While leader of the largest political party not in government
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The Leader of the Opposition (Bulgarian: Лидер на Опозицията) is the politician who leads the official Opposition in Bulgaria.

The Leader of the Opposition is normally the leader of the largest party not within the government, which is usually the second largest political party in the Parliament of Bulgaria. An exception for this is the political party of GERB, which is the largest party and the largest opposition with 97[1] seats in the Bulgarian Assembly, the second biggest party is the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) with 84[1] seats in the National Assembly.[2]

The current Leader of the Opposition is Boyko Borisov, leader of Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria abbreviated as GERB.

List of Leaders of the Opposition since 1990[edit]

# Leader Political Party Term of office
1 Zhelyu-Zhelev-20090423.jpg Zhelyu Zhelev Union of Democratic Forces 1990
2 Peter-Kirilov-Beron-20101116.jpg Petar Beron Union of Democratic Forces 1990
3 Dimitrov.JPG Philip Dimitrov Union of Democratic Forces 1990–1991
4 No image.png Aleksandar Lilov Bulgarian Socialist Party 1991
5 No image.png Zhan Videnov Bulgarian Socialist Party 1991–1992
(3) Dimitrov.JPG Philip Dimitrov Union of Democratic Forces 1992–1994
6 Ivan Kostov 2012 02.jpg Ivan Kostov Union of Democratic Forces 1994–1997
7 Georgi S. Parvanov.jpg Georgi Parvanov Bulgarian Socialist Party 1997–2001
8 No image.png Ekaterina Mihailova Union of Democratic Forces 2001–2002
9 Nadezhda Mihailova.jpg Nadezhda Neynsky Union of Democratic Forces 2002–2004[NB 1]
10 Sergei stanishev.jpg Sergei Stanishev Bulgarian Socialist Party 2004–2005
11 Volen Siderov ATAKA.jpg Volen Siderov Attack 2005–2009
(10) Sergey Stanishev 2009 elections.jpg Sergei Stanishev Bulgarian Socialist Party 2009–2013
12 BBorisov EPP Summit March 2011.jpg Boyko Borisov Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria 2013–Present

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 2004, 29 UDF MPs led by Ivan Kostov left to form a new party, Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria. This lowered the number of seats of the UDF, thus making the Socialist Party the official opposition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria - Elections for 42nd National Assembly". Parliament.bg. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Bulgaria's opposition boycotts parliament as protests rage". Fox News. 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 

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