Marin Raykov

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Marin Raykov
Марин Райков
Marin Raykov Bulgarian Acting PM 2013.jpg
51st Prime Minister of Bulgaria
In office
Acting: 13 March 2013 – 29 May 2013
PresidentRosen Plevneliev
Preceded byBoyko Borisov
Succeeded byPlamen Oresharski
51st Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
13 March 2013 – 29 May 2013
Preceded byNickolay Mladenov
Succeeded byKristian Vigenin
Personal details
Born (1960-12-17) 17 December 1960 (age 57)
Washington, DC, United States
Political partyBulgarian Communist Party (before 1989)
Union of Democratic Forces (1989–2001)
GERB (2009–2013)
Independent (2013–present)
Alma materUniversity of National and
World Economy

Marin Raykov Nikolov (Bulgarian: Марин Райков Николов; born 17 December 1960 in Washington, D.C., United States) is a Bulgarian politician and diplomat who was appointed to serve as a caretaker Prime Minister of Bulgaria and minister of foreign affairs of Bulgaria on 12 March 2013 by Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev.[1] He left office on 29 May 2013[2] with his interim deputy PM Ekaterina Zakharieva.

Raykov served as a deputy Foreign Minister in the governments of Ivan Kostov (1998–2001) and Boyko Borisov (2009–2010). From 2010 to 2013, he served as an ambassador of Bulgaria in France.[3]

Marin Raykov’s father, Rayko Nikolov, was himself a career diplomat.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Marin Raykov is Bulgaria's interim PM and foreign minister". FOCUS News Agency. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Marin Raykov's Farewell Speech". 24 Chasa. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Who is Marin Raykov ?" (in Bulgarian). Investor. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Deputy Foreign Minister Marin Raykov". Sofia News Agency. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nickolay Mladenov
62rd Minister of Foreign Affairs
29 May 2013 – 6 August 2014
Succeeded by
Kristian Vigenin