Ognyan Gerdzhikov

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Ognyan Gerdzhikov
Prime Minister of Bulgaria
In office
27 January 2017 – 4 May 2017
President Rumen Radev
Deputy Ilko Semerdzhiev
Stefan Yanev
Malina Krumova
Denitsa Zlateva
Preceded by Boyko Borisov
Succeeded by Boyko Borisov
Chair of the National Assembly
In office
5 July 2001 – 4 February 2005
Preceded by Yordan Sokolov
Succeeded by Borislav Velikov
Personal details
Born (1946-03-19) 19 March 1946 (age 72)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Political party National Movement for Stability and Progress
Other political
Reformist Bloc (one of the nominations of the Reformist Bloc for the presidential candidate in the November 2016 elections)
Alma mater Sofia University

Ognyan Stefanov Gerdzhikov (Bulgarian: Огнян Стефанов Герджиков) (born 19 March 1946) is a Bulgarian politician and jurist who served as the interim Prime Minister from 27 January 2017 to 4 May 2017, following the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and the failure of Bulgarian parties to form a government.[1]


He is a graduate of Sofia University, beginning his career as a lecturer at its juridical faculty in 1979.[2] Since 1994 he has been a professor of legal studies.[3]

Between 5 July 2001 and 4 February 2005, Gerdzhikov served as the chairman of the Bulgarian Parliament.[4] He has been a member of Parliament twice (while affiliated with NDSV).[5][6]

Gerdzhikov is a holder of the prestigious Order of Stara Planina, receiving the distinction from former president Georgi Parvanov.[1][5]

In addition to his native Bulgarian, Gerdzhikov is also conversant in German and Russian.[1] His hobbies include table tennis, football, and travelling.[1] Gerdzhikov is married and has one child.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Биография на Огнян Герджиков" (in Bulgarian). omda.bg. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  2. ^ Prodanov, Todorov, Avramov & Ivanova 2009, p. 501.
  3. ^ "Биографии на кандидат депутатите на НДС II" (in Bulgarian). investor.bg. 2001-05-30. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  4. ^ "Профил на Огнян Герджиков" (in Bulgarian). personi.dir.bg. Archived from the original on 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  5. ^ a b c "Информация за ОГНЯН СТЕФАНОВ ГЕРДЖИКОВ на сайта на БЮД" (in Bulgarian). bja.bg. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  6. ^ Prodanov, Todorov, Avramov & Ivanova 2009, p. 502.
Political offices
Preceded by
Yordan Sokolov
Chair of the National Assembly
Succeeded by
Borislav Velikov
Preceded by
Boyko Borisov
Prime Minister of Bulgaria

Succeeded by
Boyko Borisov