Georgi Atanasov (politician)

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Georgi Atanasov
Георги Атанасов
39th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
In office
21 March 1986 – 3 February 1990
Preceded by Grisha Filipov
Succeeded by Andrey Lukanov
Personal details
Born (1933-07-25) July 25, 1933 (age 83)
Pravoslaven, Parvomay, Bulgaria
Political party Bulgarian Communist Party (1947-1990)
Independent (1990-present)

Georgi Ivanov Atanasov (Bulgarian: Георги Иванов Атанасов) (born 25 July 1933) was a leading member of the Bulgarian Communist Party who served as Prime Minister from 1986-1990. Atanasov supported the move to oust Todor Zhivkov as Chairman of the State Council, joining Petar Mladenov in leading the opposition. In November 1992 he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for embezzlement, although he was released on health grounds in 1994.[1] He is currently the oldest living former prime minister of Bulgaria. He is the last Communist prime minister of Bulgaria who is still alive as to 20 July 2017.