Margarita Popova

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Margarita Popova
Маргарита Попова
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Vice President of Bulgaria
Assumed office
22 January 2012
President Rosen Plevneliev
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (2 times)
Marin Raykov
Plamen Oresharski
Georgi Bliznashki
Preceded by Angel Marin
Minister of Justice
In office
27 July 2009 – 29 November 2011
Preceded by Miglena Tacheva
Succeeded by Diana Kovacheva
Personal details
Born (1956-05-15) 15 May 1956 (age 60)
Velingrad, Bulgaria
Political party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
Spouse(s) Yordan Popov
Alma mater Sofia University
Profession Philologist, Jurist

Margarita Stefanova Popova (Bulgarian: Маргарита Стефанова Попова) (born May 15, 1956) is Bulgarian jurist, prosecutor, educator who has been Vice President of Bulgaria since 2012. She previously served as Minister of Justice from July 27, 2009 to September 4, 2011 in the cabinet of Boyko Borisov.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1] Obviously, 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).


Political offices
Preceded by
Angel Marin
Vice President of Bulgaria