Vice President of Bulgaria

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Vice President
of the Republic of Bulgaria
Вицепрезидент
на Република България
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Incumbent
Iliana Iotova

since 22 January 2017
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]

The following is a list of First Deputy and Deputy Chairmen of the State Council of Bulgaria.

In the 1971–1990 period, the Chairmen of the State Council — Todor Zhivkov (1971–1989) and Petar Mladenov (1989–1990) — were the heads of state of Bulgaria. The First Deputy Chairmen of the State Council were deputy heads of state. The State Council was abolished on April 3, 1990.

Below is a list of office-holders:

First Deputy and Deputy Chairmen of the State Council of Bulgaria, 1971–1990[edit]

Deputy Chairmen of State Council of People's Republic of Bulgaria

First Deputy Chairman , Deputy Chairman Term of office Political party Chairman
# Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
1 No image.png Krastyu Trichkov
Кръстю Тричков
(1923– )
8 July 1971 27 July 1972 1 year, 19 days Bulgarian Communist Party Todor Zhivkov
2 Georgi Traikov.jpg Georgi Traykov
Георги Трайков
(1898–1975) [2]
27 July 1972 1 November 1974 2 years, 97 days Bulgarian Agrarian National Union Todor Zhivkov
3 No image.svg Petur Tanchev
Петър Танчев
(1920–1992) [3] [4]
1 November 1974 14 December 1989 15 years, 43 days Bulgarian Agrarian National Union Todor Zhivkov
Petar Mladenov
4 No image.svg Angel Dimitrov
Ангел Димитров
(1927–2005) [5]
14 December 1989 3 April 1990 110 days Bulgarian Agrarian National Union Petar Mladenov
5 No image.svg Georgi Andreev
Георги Андреев
(1929-2011)[6]
8 July 1971 30 aprile 1973 -1,967 years, 59951 days Bulgarian Agrarian National Union Todor Zhivkov

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
(Born–Died)
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
(Born–Died)
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
Vacant
6 July 1993 22 January 1997 3 years, 200 days Vacant
2 No image.svg Todor Kavaldzhiev
Тодор Кавалджиев
(1934– )
22 January 1997 22 January 2002 5 years, 0 days United 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 22 January 2017 5 years, 0 days GERB Rosen Plevneliev
5 Iliana Iotova - Bulgarian part- Citizens’ Corner debate- With or without Schengen? (26448779462).jpg Iliana Iotova
Илиана Йотова
(1964– )
22 January 2017 Incumbent 26 days Bulgarian Socialist Party Rumen Radev

Living former Vice Heads of state[edit]

Name Term of office Date of birth
Krastyu Trichkov 1971–1972 (1923-04-12) 12 April 1923 (age 93)
Todor Kavaldzhiev 1997–2002 (1934-01-26) 26 January 1934 (age 83)
Angel Marin 2002–2012 (1942-01-08) 8 January 1942 (age 75)
Margarita Popova 2012–2017 (1956-05-15) 15 May 1956 (age 60)

See also[edit]

Notes[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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chapter Four: President of the Republic". Constitution. National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Radio Free Europe Research. Survey of East European Developments October–December 1974
  3. ^ Radio Free Europe Research. Survey of East European Developments October–December 1974
  4. ^ Radio Free Europe Research. Weekly Record of Events in Eastern Europe. 30 November to 6 December 1989
  5. ^ Radio Free Europe Research. Weekly Record of Events in Eastern Europe. 30 November to 6 December 1989
  6. ^ Radio Free Europe Research. Survey of East European Developments . july 1971