List of heads of state of Bulgaria

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President of the Republic of Bulgaria
Президент на Република България
Standard of the President of Bulgaria.svg
Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev inauguration.jpg
Incumbent
Rosen Plevneliev

since 22 January 2012
Style His Excellency
Residence Boyana Residence, Sofia
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Petar Mladenov
Formation 3 April 1990
Salary € 2,845.57/$ 3,947.92 per month (march 2014)
Website www.president.bg
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This is a list of heads of state of Bulgaria since the abolition of the monarchy in 1946, as well as leaders of Bulgarian Communist Party during the time when it played the "leading role" in the Bulgarian state.

Heads of State of Bulgaria (1946 – present)[edit]

People's Republic of Bulgaria (1946–1990)[edit]

# Name
(Born-Died)
Portrait Took Office Left Office Political Party
Chairman of the Provisional Presidency
(1946–1947)
1 Vasil Kolarov
(1877–1950)
V.kolarov.jpg 15 September 1946 9 December 1947 Bulgarian Communist Party
Chairmen of the Presidium of the National Assembly
(1947–1971)
1 Mincho Neychev
(1897–1956)
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-S99287, Berlin, III. SED-Parteitag, Rede Mintscho Neitschev cropped.jpg 9 December 1947 27 May 1950 Bulgarian Communist Party
2 Georgi Damyanov
(1892–1958)
No image.svg 27 May 1950 27 November 1958 Bulgarian Communist Party
Georgi Kulishev
(1885–1974)
No image.svg 27 November 1958 30 November 1958 Bulgarian Communist Party
+ Nikolay Georgiev
(1906–1987)
(acting)
No image.svg Bulgarian Communist Party
3 Dimitar Ganev
(1898–1964)
No image.svg 30 November 1958 20 April 1964 Bulgarian Communist Party
Georgi Kulishev
(1885–1974)
No image.svg 20 April 1964 23 April 1964 Bulgarian Communist Party
+ Nikolay Georgiev
(1906–1987)
(acting)
No image.svg Bulgarian Communist Party
4 Georgi Traykov
(1898–1975)
No image.svg 23 April 1964 7 July 1971 Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union
Chairmen of the State Council
(1971–1990)
1 Todor Zhivkov
(1911–1998)
Todor Živkov (fototeca.iiccr.ro).jpg 8 July 1971 17 November 1989 Bulgarian Communist Party
2 Petar Mladenov
(1936–2000)
Petar Mladenov 1978.jpg 17 November 1989 3 April 1990 Bulgarian Communist Party

General Secretaries of the Bulgarian Communist Party (1948–1990)[edit]

# Name Portrait Born-Died Term start Term end Notes
1 Georgi Dimitrov Georgi Dimitrov.jpg 1882–1949 11 August 1948 2 July 1949 Also Prime Minister (1946–1949)
2 Valko Chervenkov No image.png 1900–1980 2 July 1949 4 March 1954 Also Prime Minister (1950–1956)
3 Todor Zhivkov Todor Živkov (fototeca.iiccr.ro).jpg 1911–1998 4 March 1954 10 November 1989 Also Prime Minister (1962–1971), and Chairman of the Council of State (1971–1989)
4 Petar Mladenov Petar Mladenov 1978.jpg 1936–2000 10 November 1989 2 February 1990 Also Chairman of the Council of State (1989–1990)

Republic of Bulgaria (1990 – present)[edit]

# Name
(Born-Died)
Portrait Elected Took Office Left Office Political Party
Presidents
(1990–present)
1 Petar Mladenov
(1936–2000)
Petar Mladenov 1978.jpg 3 April 1990 6 July 1990 Bulgarian Socialist Party
Stanko Todorov
(1920–1996)
(acting)
No image.svg 6 July 1990 17 July 1990 Non-party
Nikolai Todorov
(1921–2003)
(acting)
No image.svg 17 July 1990 1 August 1990 Non-party
2 Zhelyu Zhelev
(1935– )
Zhelyu-Zhelev-20090423.jpg 1992 1 August 1990 22 January 1997 Union of Democratic Forces
3 Petar Stoyanov
(1952– )
Petar stoyanov (1).jpg 1996 22 January 1997 22 January 2002 Union of Democratic Forces
4 Georgi Parvanov
(1957– )
Georgi S. Parvanov.jpg 2001
2006
22 January 2002 22 January 2012 Bulgarian Socialist Party
5 Rosen Plevneliev
(1964– )
Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev inauguration.jpg 2011 22 January 2012 Incumbent Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria

Living former Presidents[edit]

Name Term Date of birth
Zhelyu Zhelev 1990–1997 3 March 1935
Petar Stoyanov 1997–2002 25 May 1952
Georgi Parvanov 2002–2012 28 June 1957

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 2011 Bulgarian presidential election results:
Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Rosen Plevneliev GERB 1,349,380 40.11 1,698,136 52.58
Ivaylo Kalfin Bulgarian Socialist Party 974,300 28.96 1,531,193 47.42
Meglena Kuneva Initiative committee 470,808 14.00
Volen Siderov Attack 122,466 3.64
Stefan Solakov National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria 84,205 2.50
Rumen Hristov Union of Democratic Forces 65,761 1.95
Atanas Semov Order, Law and Justice 61,797 1.84
Svetoslav Vitkov Initiative committee 54,125 1.61
Sali Ibrayim National Movement Unity 41,837 1.24
Krasimir Karakachanov IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement 33,236 0.99
Aleksey Petrov Initiative committee 31,613 0.94
Maria Kapon United People's Party 30,665 0.91
Nikolay Nenchev Bulgarian Agrarian National Union 9,827 0.29
Pavel Chernev Party for the People of the Nation 8,081 0.24
Ventsislav Yosifov Initiative committee 7,021 0.21
Dimitar Kutsarov Initiative committee 6,989 0.21
Andrey Chorbanov Bulgarian Democratic Unity 6,340 0.19
Nikolay Vasilev Initiative committee 5,633 0.17
Total valid votes 3,364,084 100 3,229,329 100
Invalid/blank votes 229,844 6.40 104,837 3.14
Votes cast 3,593,928 100 3,334,166 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,873,589 52.29 6,910,491 48.25
Source: Electoral Commission of Bulgaria

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