Vice President of Bulgaria

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Vice-president
of the Republic of Bulgaria
Вицепрезидент
на Република България
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Margarita Popova.jpg
Incumbent
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).

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
(President)
# Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
1 No image.svg Atanas Semerdzhiev
Атанас Семерджиев
(1924–2015)
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
(1922–2003)
22 January 1992 6 July 1993 1 year, 165 days Union of Democratic Forces Zhelyu Zhelev
2 No image.svg Todor Kavaldzhiev
Тодор Кавалджиев
(1934– )
22 January 1997 22 January 2002 5 years, 0 days Union of Democratic Forces Petar Stoyanov
3 No image.svg Angel Marin
Ангел Марин
(1942– )
22 January 2002 22 January 2012 10 years, 0 days Bulgarian Socialist Party Georgi Parvanov
4 Margarita Popova.jpg Margarita Popova
Маргарита Попова
(1956– )
22 January 2012 Incumbent 3 years, 191 days GERB Rosen Plevneliev

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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