|64th Mayor of Sofia|
|Assumed office |
8 November 2011
|Preceded by||Maria Boyadzhiyska (acting)|
23 November 2009 – 6 October 2011
|Preceded by||Boyko Borisov|
|Succeeded by||Maria Boyadzhiyska (acting)|
|Minister of Education and Science|
27 July 2009 – 19 November 2009
|Prime Minister||Boyko Borisov|
|Preceded by||Daniel Valchev|
|Succeeded by||Sergei Ignatov|
|Born||12 April 1962|
|Alma mater||Sofia University|
Yordanka Asenova Fandakova (Bulgarian: Йорданка Асенова Фандъкова) is a Bulgarian politician and Mayor of Sofia. She is the first woman to hold this position. She was elected on 15 November 2009, after defeating the Bulgarian Socialist Party contender Georgi Kadiev. Fandakova is a member of the conservative GERB party.
Fandakova was a teacher (from 1985) and head teacher (since 1998) at the 73rd secondary school for foreign languages "Vladislav Gramatik" in Sofia. She became Deputy Mayor of Sofia Municipality of Culture, Education, Sports and Prevention of Abuse in 2007.
In October Fandakova took a leave because of campaign-trail  for mayor elections in Sofia and was substituted by Sergei Ignatov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science  who after she won election was appointed as the new Minister of Education and Science.
On 15 November 2009, she was elected as mayor of Sofia. Fandakova received 66.23% of the vote in the elections held on 15 November 2009. The Socialist Party contender Georgi Kadiev received 27.71%, with a turnout of 23.17%.
She ran for another term as Mayor of Sofia in the 2019 Bulgarian local elections.
- Right-wingers to back GERB’s Fandukova to be mayor of Sofia, Sofia Echo / sofiaecho.com, October 13, 2009
- Доц. Сергей Игнатов ще замества Йорданка Фандъкова като министър на образованието (in Bulgarian) Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, BNR, October 19, 2009
- "Final Results: New Mayor of Sofia Fandakova Elected with 66,23%". novinite.com. November 16, 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
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