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|Prime Minister of Bulgaria|
29 May 2013
|Preceded by||Marin Raykov (Acting)|
|Minister of Finance|
17 August 2005 – 27 July 2009
|Prime Minister||Sergei Stanishev|
|Preceded by||Milen Veltchev|
|Succeeded by||Simeon Djankov|
21 February 1960 |
|Political party||Independent endorsed by Bulgarian Socialist Party|
Plamen Vasilev Oresharski (Bulgarian: Пламен Василев Орешарски; born 21 February 1960) is a Bulgarian politician who has been Prime Minister of Bulgaria since 2013. Previously he was Minister of Finance from 2005 to 2009 in the Cabinet of the Triple Coalition with Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev.
Plamen Oresharski was born in February 21, 1960 in Dupnitsa, Bulgaria. In 1985, Oresharski graduated from the University of National and World Economy. From 1993, Oresharski was Director of the Division for the State Treasury and Debt of the Ministry of Finance. Between 1995 and 1997, he served on the Governing Council of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, and from 1997 to 2000 on the board of the UniCredit Bulbank.
When Ivan Kostov became Prime Minister in 1997, Oresharski served under his administration as Deputy Minister of Finance, a position he held until the 2001 election, when he decided to lecture at the Higher Institute of Finances and Economics.
Oresharski returned to politics in 2005 as Finance Minister in the Socialist-led government of Sergei Stanishev, a position he held until Boyko Borisov replaced Stanishev as Prime Minister in 2009.
After the May 2013 parliamentary election, which was held earlier than initially expected because of the resignation of the Borisov cabinet, the latter's right-wing party, GERB, won a plurality. However, as it did not possess a majority in parliament and failed to secure backing from another party, the mandate was instead given to the second party: the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP). In May 2013 Oresharski was given a mandate to form a cabinet for the BSP by President Rosen Plevneliev.
Following his announcement in media of his proposed cabinet there was a strong dislike amongst some towards Oresharski and his ministers, which led to anti-Oresharski cabinet protests even before the election of such cabinet. Green protesters organized themselves in May 27 and protested on May 28. Nonetheless the cabinet was elected (with one change: Ivan Danov replaced Kalin Tiholov) and he became Prime Minister after a 120-97 vote in Parliament. Hours after the election new national protests were organized for 2 June 2013. However national protesters reached thousands rallying on streets on 14 June after the appointment of Deljan Peevski, controversial figure, media mogul and previously investigated for corruption, for a head of Bulgarian security agency DANS, Oresharski himself together with Sergei Stanishev gave instructions to BSP MPs to vote for Peevski election. After the first day of protests against the DANS appointment Peevski gave his resignation but demonstrators continue to insist for the resignation of the cabinet Oresharski, protesting for more than a hundred days and refusing any talks and discussions with the Prime Minister before a new fair appointment for the post after on previous press-conference his people laughed at journalists who were trying to tell them there would be protests.
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