Nikolai Todorov

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Nikolai Todorov
Chairperson of the National Assembly
In office
17 July 1990 – 2 October 1991
Preceded by Stanko Todorov
Succeeded by Stefan Savov
President of Bulgaria
In office
(Acting) 17 July 1990 – 1 August 1990
Preceded by Stanko Todorov (Acting)
Succeeded by Zhelyu Zhelev
Personal details
Born 6 June 1921
Varna, Bulgaria
Died 27 August 2003(2003-08-27) (aged 82)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Political party Independent
Other political
Communist Party (before 1990)
Children 3 including Maria Todorova b.1949
Alma mater Sofia University

Nikolai Todorov Todorov (Bulgarian: Николай Тодоров Тодоров) (June 6, 1921 - August 27, 2003) served as acting President of Bulgaria in 1990.


Todorov was inspired to go into politics after the trial of Traycho Kostov, whom he had shared a prison cell with during World War II.[1] After a distinguished academic career, which included a position at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, he joined the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He would later serve as the Bulgarian representative to UNESCO and the Bulgarian Ambassador to Greece (1978–1983). Following Bulgaria's departure from Communism, Todorov became Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, leading him to serve as acting President.

Personal life[edit]

Todorov was married with three children. He is the father of Maria Todorova.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Nikolai Todorov obituary". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 2011-09-03.  (subscription required)