|Vice President of Bulgaria|
22 January 2012 – 22 January 2017
|Prime Minister||Boyko Borisov (2 times)
|Preceded by||Angel Marin|
|Succeeded by||Iliana Iotova|
|Minister of Justice|
27 July 2009 – 29 November 2011
|Preceded by||Miglena Tacheva|
|Succeeded by||Diana Kovacheva|
15 May 1956 |
|Political party||Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria|
|Alma mater||Sofia University|
Margarita Stefanova Popova (Bulgarian: Маргарита Стефанова Попова) (born May 15, 1956) is Bulgarian jurist, prosecutor, educator who was Vice President of Bulgaria from 2012 to 2017. She previously served as Minister of Justice from July 27, 2009 to September 4, 2011 in the cabinet of Boyko Borisov. As the running mate of presidential candidate Rosen Plevneliev in the October 2011 presidential election, she was elected as Vice President and took office in January 2012.
Margarita Popova graduated Bulgarian philology in University of Sofia in 1980, and later (1989) law in the same university. She was appointed prosecutor in Pirdop in 1990, in 1991 she was a regional prosecutor in Ruse, and administrative head and regional prosecutor in Sofia district from 1996 to 2006. She studied law under communism and is an expert on communist law. She carries on her expertise on communist law in her work as vice-president.
She was lecturer in the National Police Academy (2001–2004) and National Institute of Justice (2005–2009).
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