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The Bulgarian Presidency

The Bulgarian Presidency

The Bulgarian Presidency

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CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS

POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC

The President of the Republic is elected by direct popular vote for five years and in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria, embodies the unity of the nation and represents the state in international relations.

The President is an autonomous institution within the system of state authorities. The President's powers are set out in the Constitution.

The Head of State does not belong to any of the three branches of government - legislative, executive and judicial, but interacts with each of them.

The President has the right to address the nation and the National Assembly. Through them he takes a position as a unifier of the nation.

The President informs the public and Parliament on major issues of the implementation of government within his powers.

The Bulgarian Presidency The fourth President of the Republic is Rosen Plevneliev (in office January 22 2012 -). Rosen Plevneliev won the election for President of the Republic of Bulgaria at the second round on October 30 2011 with Margarita Popova as Vice President. They took the oath in the National Assembly on January 19 2012 and officially took office on January 22 2012.





The Bulgarian PresidencyThe third President of the Republic was Georgi Parvanov (in office January 22 2002 - January 22 2007, January 22 2007 - January 22 2012). Georgi Parvanov was born on June 28 1957. He graduated from the Faculty of History at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in 1981, and in 1988 he defended his doctoral thesis in history.

Georgi Parvanov was an MP in the 37th, 38th and 39th National Assemblies. From December 1996 until his election as President he was chairman of the Bulgarian Socialist Party. He was elected President of the Republic of Bulgaria and Vice President Angel Marin at a runoff on November 18 2001 They took the oath in the National Assembly on January 19 2002 and officially took office on January 22 2002.

On October 29 2006, Georgi Parvanov and Angel Marin won the presidential runoff election and were re-elected for a second term. They took the oath in the National Assembly on January 19 2007 and officially took office on January 22 2007.

The Bulgarian PresidencyThe second President of the Republic was Petar Stoyanov (in office January 22 1997 - January 22 2002). Petar Stoyanov was born on May 25 1952. He graduated in law from the Law Faculty of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in 1976. In 1992 he became Deputy Minister of Justice in the government of Philip Dimitrov, and in 1994 was elected an MP for the Union of Democratic Forces in the 38th National Assembly and was Deputy Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the UDF. In 1995, Petar Stoyanov was elected Vice President of the UDF. He won the election for President of the Republic of Bulgaria at the second round on November 3 1996 with Todor Kavaldzhiev as Vice President. They took the oath in the National Assembly on January 19 1997 and officially took office on January 22 1997.

The Bulgarian PresidencyThe first President of the Republic was Zhelyu Zhelev (in office, August 1 1990 January 22 1992, January 22 1992 - January 22 1997). Zhelyu Zhelev was born on March 3 1935. In 1958 he graduated in philosophy at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. He is a Ph.D., co-founder and first president of the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF). He headed the Delegation of the UDF during the Round Table in 1990. On August 1 1990, the Seventh Grand National Assembly elected Zhelyu Zhelev as President of the country. He held this position until his election as President of the Republic of Bulgaria in the month of January 1992.

The first direct democratic presidential elections were held in two rounds, on January 12 1992 and January 19 1992. They were won by candidates of the UDF, Zhelyu Zhelev, elected President and Blaga Dimitrova, elected Vice President. They took the oath in the National Assembly on January 22 1992.


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