President of Bulgaria

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Rumen Radev
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Incumbent
Rumen Radev

since 22 January 2017
Style His Excellency
Residence Largo, Sofia
Appointer Popular vote
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Petar Mladenov
as Chairman (President) of the Republic
Zhelyu Zhelev
Formation 3 April 1990
Deputy Vice President of Bulgaria
Salary €35,412(~US$42,000) annual[1]
Website www.president.bg
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The President of the Republic of Bulgaria is the head of state of Bulgaria and the commander-in-chief of the Military of Bulgaria. The official residence of the President is at Boyana Residence, Sofia. After the completion of the second round of voting, candidate Rumen Radev was elected President of Bulgaria on 13 November 2016.

Bulgarian presidential line of succession[edit]

  • 1. Vice President of Bulgaria
  • 2. Chairman of the National Assembly

Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Rumen Radev Independent 973,754 25.44 2,063,032 59.37
Tsetska Tsacheva GERB 840,635 21.96 1,256,485 36.16
Krasimir Karakachanov United Patriots 573,016 14.97
Veselin Mareshki Independent 427,660 11.17
Plamen Oresharski Independent 253,726 6.63
Traycho Traykov Reformist Bloc 224,734 5.87
Ivailo Kalfin Alternative for Bulgarian Revival 125,531 3.28
Tatyana Doncheva Movement 21–NDSV 69,372 1.81
George Ganchev Christian Social Union 27,928 0.73
Velizar Enchev Movement for Radical Change Bulgarian Spring 18,213 0.48
Dimitar Marinov Bulgarian National Unification 14,974 0.39
Rumen Galabinov Independent 10,286 0.27
Plamen Paskov Independent 10,103 0.26
Aleksandar Tomov Bulgarian Socialdemocratic-Euroleft 9,513 0.25
Gospodin Tonev Bulgarian Democratic Community 6,855 0.18
Kemil Ramadan Balkanic Democratic League 6,089 0.16
Kamen Popov Independent 5,212 0.14
Diana Dimitrova Independent 4,362 0.11
Nikolay Banev Independent 4,196 0.11
Yordanka Koleva Independent 4,182 0.11
Biser Milanov Independent 3,215 0.08
None of the above 214,094 5.59 155,411 4.47
Invalid/blank votes 119,925 66,036
Total 3,947,575 100 3,540,964 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,014,723 56.28 7,020,119 50.44
Source: Electoral Commission of Bulgaria

Living former presidents[edit]

There are three living former Bulgarian Presidents:

Petar Stoyanov (age 66)
since 2002 
Georgi Parvanov (age 61)
since 2012 
Rosen Plevneliev (age 54)
since 2017 


Rumen RadevRosen PlevnelievGeorgi ParvanovPetar StoyanovZhelyu ZhelevPetar Mladenov

See also[edit]

The Bulgarian President's Office

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Category:Presidents of Bulgaria at Wikimedia Commons