Vice President of Bulgaria

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of the Republic of Bulgaria
на Република България
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Margarita Popova

since 22 January 2012
Style Her Excellency
Residence Boyana Residence, Sofia
Term length Five years, renewable once
Formation 1 August 1990
First holder Atanas Semerdzhiev
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The vice-president of the Republic of Bulgaria is a position, established by the Constitution of Bulgaria, and the only vice-presidential office in the European Union (EU).[Note 1]

The vice-president is elected in a popular vote, along with the president. Candidates for president and vice-president run on their party ticket and are prohibited from serving in any other post upon election.

According to the constitution the vice-president shall be principal assistant to the president in his/her official duties.[1]

Elected by parliament, 1990–1992[edit]

The following vice-presidents were elected by the parliament.

Vice Chairman
(Vice President)
Term of office Political party Chairman
Portrait Name
Took office Left office Duration
1 No image.svg Atanas Semerdzhiev
Атанас Семерджиев
1 August 1990 22 January 1992 1 year, 174 days Bulgarian Socialist Party Zhelyu Zhelev

Directly elected, 1992–present[edit]

The following vice-presidents were elected by the people.

Vice President Term of office Political party President
Portrait Name
Took office Left office Duration
1 Blaga Dimitrova Youn.jpg Blaga Dimitrova
Блага Димитрова
22 January 1992 6 July 1993 1 year, 165 days Union of Democratic Forces Zhelyu Zhelev
1 vacant
6 July 1993 22 January 1997 3 years, 200 days Zhelyu Zhelev
2 No image.svg Todor Kavaldzhiev
Тодор Кавалджиев
(1934– )
22 January 1997 22 January 2002 5 years, 0 days Bulgarian Agrarian National Union Petar Stoyanov
3 No image.svg Angel Marin
Ангел Марин
22 January 2002 22 January 2007 10 years, 0 days Bulgarian Socialist Party Georgi Parvanov
(3) 22 January 2007 22 January 2012 Independent
supported by
Bulgarian Socialist Party
4 Margarita Popova.jpg Margarita Popova
Маргарита Попова
(1956– )
22 January 2012 Incumbent 4 years, 251 days GERB Rosen Plevneliev

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Under the current Constitution of Cyprus, there is post of Vice President of Cyprus that is reserved for a Turkish Cypriot, however since December 1963, the Turkish Cypriots have had no participation in the government, thus leaving the post of Vice President vacant since then.


  1. ^ "Chapter Four: President of the Republic". Constitution. National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria. Retrieved 30 April 2012.