List of Prime Ministers of Bulgaria

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This is a list of the heads of government of the modern Bulgarian state, from the establishment of the Principality of Bulgaria to the present day.

Prime Ministers of Bulgaria (1879 – present)[edit]

Principality of Bulgaria (1878–1908)[edit]

# Name
(Born-Died)
Portrait Elected Took office Left office Political party
Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
1879 – 1908
1 Todor Burmov
(1834–1906)
Todor Burmov.jpg 1879 (Jan) 17 July 1879 6 December 1879 Conservative Party
2 Archbishop Kliment Turnovski
(1841–1906)
Kliment tarnovski.jpg 6 December 1879 7 April 1880 Conservative Party
3 Dragan Tsankov
(1828–1911)
DraganTsankov.jpg 1879 (Sep–Oct)
1880
7 April 1880 10 December 1880 Liberal Party
4 Petko Karavelov
(1843–1903)
Petkokar.jpg 1881 (Jan) 10 December 1880 9 May 1881 Liberal Party
5 Johann Casimir Ehrnrooth
(1833–1913)
Johann Casimir Ehrnrooth.jpg 1881 (Jun)[NA 1] 9 May 1881 13 July 1881 Military
(Imperial Russian
Army
)
Vacant (13 July 1881 – 5 July 1882)
6 Leonid Sobolev
(1844–1913)
LSobolev.jpg 1882[NA 2] 5 July 1882 19 September 1883 Military
(Imperial Russian
Army
)
(3) Dragan Tsankov
(1828–1911)
(2nd time)
DraganTsankov.jpg 1884 19 September 1883 11 July 1884 Liberal Party
(4) Petko Karavelov
(1843–1903)
(2nd time)
Petkokar.jpg 11 July 1884 21 August 1886 Liberal Party
(2) Archbishop Kliment Turnovski
(1841–1906)
(2nd time)
Kliment tarnovski.jpg 21 August 1886 24 August 1886 Conservative Party
(4) Petko Karavelov
(1843–1903)
(3rd time)
Petkokar.jpg 24 August 1886 28 August 1886 Liberal Party
7 Vasil Radoslavov
(1854–1929)
VasilRadoslavov.jpg 1886 28 August 1886 10 July 1887 Liberal Party
8 Konstantin Stoilov
(1853–1901)
KonstantinStoilov.jpg 10 July 1887 1 September 1887 Conservative Party
9 Stefan Stambolov
(1854–1895)
Stefan Stambolov.jpg 1887
1890
1893 (Apr)
1893 (Jul)
1 September 1887 31 May 1894 People's Liberal Party
(8) Konstantin Stoilov
(1853–1901)
(2nd time)
KonstantinStoilov.jpg 1894
1896
31 May 1894 30 January 1899 People's Party
10 Dimitar Grekov
(1847–1901)
Dimitar Grekov.jpg 1899 30 January 1899 13 October 1899 People's Liberal Party
11 Todor Ivanchov
(1858–1906)
TodorIvanchov.jpg 13 October 1899 25 January 1901 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
12 Racho Petrov
(1861–1942)
Racho Petrov.jpg 1901 25 January 1901 5 March 1901 Non-party
(4) Petko Karavelov
(1843–1903)
(4th time)
Petkokar.jpg 5 March 1901 4 January 1902 Democratic Party
13 Stoyan Danev
(1858–1949)
S.danev.jpg 1902 4 January 1902 19 May 1903 Progressive Liberal Party
(12) Racho Petrov
(1861–1942)
(2nd time)
Racho Petrov.jpg 1903 19 May 1903 5 November 1906 Non-party
14 Dimitar Petkov
(1858–1907)
DimitarPetkov.jpg 5 November 1906 11 March 1907
(Assassinated)
People's Liberal Party
15 Dimitar Stanchov
(1863–1940)
(acting)
DimitarStanchov.jpg 12 March 1907 16 March 1907 Non-party
16 Petar Gudev
(1863–1932)
PetarGudev.jpg 16 March 1907 29 January 1908 People's Liberal Party
17 Aleksandar Malinov
(1867–1938)
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 1908 29 January 1908 5 October 1908 Democratic Party
  1. ^ Casimir Ehrnrooth was appointed by the prince to preside over the election. He was not elected by the Grand National Assembly.
  2. ^ Leonid Sobolev was appointed by the prince during Alexander's authoritarian regime. Sobolev was not elected by the National Assembly.

Kingdom of Bulgaria (1908–1946)[edit]

# Name
(Born-Died)
Portrait Elected Took Office Left Office Political Party
Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
1908 – 1946
17 Aleksandar Malinov
(1867–1938)
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 5 October 1908 29 March 1911 Democratic Party
18 Ivan Evstratiev Geshov
(1849–1924)
Ivan Geshov.jpg 1911 (Jun)
1911 (Sep)
29 March 1911 14 June 1913 People's Party
(13) Stoyan Danev
(1858–1949)
(2nd time)
S.danev.jpg 14 June 1913 17 July 1913 Progressive Liberal Party
(7) Vasil Radoslavov
(1854–1929)
(2nd time)
VasilRadoslavov.jpg 1913
1914
17 July 1913 21 June 1918 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
(17) Aleksandar Malinov
(1867–1938)
(2nd time)
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 21 June 1918 28 November 1918 Democratic Party
19 Teodor Teodorov
(1859–1924)
Teodor Teodorov.jpg 28 November 1918 6 October 1919 People's Party
20 Aleksandar Stamboliyski
(1879–1923)
Al.stamboliiski.jpg 1919
1920
1923 (Apr)
6 October 1919 9 June 1923
(deposed)
Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union
21 Aleksandar Tsankov
(1879–1959)
Altsankov.jpeg 1923 (Nov) 9 June 1923 4 January 1926 Democratic Alliance
22 Andrey Lyapchev
(1866–1933)
Andrey Lyapchev 1930.jpg 1927 4 January 1926 29 June 1931 Democratic Alliance
(17) Aleksandar Malinov
(1867–1938)
(3rd time)
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 1931 29 June 1931 12 October 1931 Democratic Party
23 Nikola Mushanov
(1872–1951)
N.mushanov.jpg 12 October 1931 19 May 1934
(deposed)
Democratic Party
24 Kimon Georgiev
(1882–1969)
K.georgiev.jpg 19 May 1934 22 January 1935 Zveno
25 Pencho Zlatev
(1881–1948)
No image.svg 22 January 1935 21 April 1935 Military
(Bulgarian Land
Forces
)
26 Andrey Toshev
(1867–1944)
No image.svg 21 April 1935 23 November 1935 Non-party
27 Georgi Kyoseivanov
(1884–1960)
GeorgiKyoseivanov.jpeg 1938
1939
23 November 1935 16 February 1940 Non-party
28 Bogdan Filov
(1883–1945)
Богдан Филов.jpg 16 February 1940 9 September 1943 Non-party
Petur Gabrovski
(1898–1945)
(acting)
No image.svg 9 September 1943 14 September 1943 Non-party
29 Dobri Bozhilov
(1884–1945)
No image.svg 14 September 1943 1 June 1944 Non-party
30 Ivan Ivanov Bagryanov
(1891–1945)
Ivan Bagrianov.jpg 1 June 1944 2 September 1944 Non-party
31[1] Konstantin Muraviev
(1893–1965)
Konstantin Muraviev.jpg 2 September 1944 9 September 1944
(deposed)
Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union
(24) Kimon Georgiev
(1882–1969)
(2nd time)
K.georgiev.jpg 1945 9 September 1944 23 November 1946 Zveno

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

# Name
(Born-Died)
Portrait Elected Took Office Left Office Political Party
Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
1946 – 1990
32 Georgi Dimitrov
(1882–1949)
Georgi Dimitrov.jpg 1946 23 November 1946 2 July 1949 Bulgarian Communist Party
33 Vasil Kolarov
(1877–1950)
V.kolarov.jpg 1949 2 July 1949 23 January 1950 Bulgarian Communist Party
34 Valko Chervenkov
(1900–1980)
No image.png 1953 3 February 1950 17 April 1956 Bulgarian Communist Party
35 Anton Yugov
(1904–1991)
Anton Yugov.jpg 1957 17 April 1956 19 November 1962 Bulgarian Communist Party
36 Todor Zhivkov
(1911–1998)
Todor Živkov (fototeca.iiccr.ro).jpg 1962
1966
19 November 1962 7 July 1971 Bulgarian Communist Party
37 Stanko Todorov
(1920–1996)
No image.svg 1971
1976
7 July 1971 16 June 1981 Bulgarian Communist Party
38 Grisha Filipov
(1919–1994)
No image.svg 1981 16 June 1981 21 March 1986 Bulgarian Communist Party
39 Georgi Atanasov
(1933– )
No image.svg 1986 21 March 1986 3 February 1990 Bulgarian Communist Party
40 Andrey Lukanov
(1938–1996)
No image.svg 3 February 1990 7 December 1990 Bulgarian Socialist Party

Republic of Bulgaria (1990 – present)[edit]

# Name
(Born-Died)
Portrait Elected Took Office Left Office Political Party
Prime Ministers
1991 onwards
41 Dimitar Iliev Popov
(1927– )
No image.svg 1990 7 December 1990 8 November 1991 Non-party
42 Philip Dimitrov
(1955– )
Dimitrov.JPG 1991 8 November 1991 30 December 1992 Union of Democratic Forces
43 Lyuben Berov
(1925–2006)
Lyben Berov, Bulgarian Prime Minister.jpg 30 December 1992 17 October 1994 Non-party
44 Reneta Indzhova
(1953– )
No image.svg 17 October 1994 25 January 1995 Non-party
45 Zhan Videnov
(1959– )
No image.svg 1994 25 January 1995 13 February 1997 Bulgarian Socialist Party
46 Stefan Sofiyanski
(1951– )
No image.svg 13 February 1997 21 May 1997 Union of Democratic Forces
47 Ivan Kostov
(1949– )
Ivan kostov.jpg 1997 21 May 1997 24 July 2001 United Democratic Forces
48 Simeon Sakskoburggotski
(1937– )
Simeon II of Bulgaria.jpg 2001 24 July 2001 17 August 2005 National Movement Simeon II
49 Sergei Stanishev
(1966– )
Sergey Stanishev 2009 elections.jpg 2005 17 August 2005 27 July 2009 Bulgarian Socialist Party
50[2] Boyko Borisov
(1959– )
BBorisov EPP Summit March 2011.jpg 2009 27 July 2009 13 March 2013 GERB
51 Marin Raykov
(1960– )
Marin Raykov Bulgarian Acting PM 2013.jpg 13 March 2013 29 May 2013 Non-party
52 Plamen Oresharski
(1960– )
Plamen Oresharski.jpg 2013 29 May 2013 Incumbent Non-party[NB 1]
  1. ^ Endorsed by the Bulgarian Socialist Party

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ilcho Dimitrov; Professor Bogdan Filov and his diary; 1990; "During the 65 years of the existence of the Bulgarian [monarchy], the post of Prime minister was held by 29 persons (excluding the two Russian generals Ehrnrooth and Sobolev)." (Bulgarian)
  2. ^ Bulgarian National Television, As of today Bulgaria has a new government (Bulgarian)

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