Atanas Semerdzhiev

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Atanas Semerdzhiev
Vice President of Bulgaria
In office
1 August 1990 – 22 January 1992
PresidentZhelyu Zhelev
Prime MinisterAndrey Lukanov
Dimitar Iliev Popov
Philip Dimitrov
Succeeded byBlaga Dimitrova
Personal details
Atanas Georgiev Semerdzhiev

(1924-05-21)21 May 1924
Lûzhene, near Velingrad, Bulgaria
Died8 May 2015(2015-05-08) (aged 90)
Sofia,[citation needed] Bulgaria
Political partyBulgarian Communist Party (1943-1990)[citation needed]
Bulgarian Socialist Party (1990-1992)[citation needed]
Independent (1992-2015)[citation needed]

Atanas Georgiev Semerdzhiev (21 May 1924 – 8 May 2015) was a Bulgarian politician. He served as Vice President of Bulgaria from 1990 to 1992, under Zhelyu Zhelev. He was a veteran of World War II. In 1966 he was Vice Minister of Defense under General Dobri Dzhurov. On 27 December 1989 Semerdzhiev was appointed as Minister of the Interior and, on 2 February 1990, he was appointed to the Supreme Council of the Bulgarian Socialist Party. He resigned as minister of the interior on 27 July 1990. Three days later he was appointed by the Grand National Assembly as vice president.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria".
  2. ^ "Bulgaria's Former Vice President Atanas Semerdzhiev Dies at 90".
Political offices
Preceded by
Position established
Vice President of Bulgaria
1 August 1990 – 22 January 1992
Succeeded by
Blaga Dimitrova