Marin Raykov

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Marin Raykov
Марин Райков
Marin Raykov Bulgarian Acting PM 2013.jpg
51st Prime Minister of Bulgaria
In office
Acting: 13 March 2013 – 29 May 2013
President Rosen Plevneliev
Preceded by Boyko Borisov
Succeeded by Plamen Oresharski
51st Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
13 March 2013 – 29 May 2013
Preceded by Nikolay Mladenov
Succeeded by Kristian Vigenin
Personal details
Born (1960-12-17) 17 December 1960 (age 54)
Washington, DC, USA
Political party Union of Democratic Forces (1998–2001)
GERB (2009–2013)
Independent (2013–present)
Alma mater University of National and
World Economy

Marin Raykov Nikolov (Bulgarian: Марин Райков Николов; born 17 December 1960 in Washington, D.C., USA) is a Bulgarian politician and diplomat who was appointed to serve as a caretaker Prime Minister of Bulgaria and minister of foreign affairs of Bulgaria on 12 March 2013 by Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev.[1] He left office on 29 May 2013[2] with his interim deputy PM Ekaterina Zakharieva.

Raykov served as a deputy Foreign Minister in the governments of Ivan Kostov (1998 - 2001) and Boyko Borisov (2009 - 2010). From 2010 to 2013, he served as an ambassador of Bulgaria in France.[3]

Marin Raykov’s father, Rayko Nikolov, was himself a career diplomat.[4]

See also[edit]

Raykov Government (88th Bulgarian Cabinet)


  1. ^ "Marin Raykov is Bulgaria’s interim PM and foreign minister". FOCUS News Agency. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Marin Raykov's Farewell Speech". 24 Chasa. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Who is Marin Raykov ?" (in Bulgarian). Investor. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Deputy Foreign Minister Marin Raykov". Sofia News Agency. Retrieved 13 March 2014.