|First Borisov Government|
87 Cabinet of Bulgaria
|Date formed||27 July 2009|
|Date dissolved||21 February 2013|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Georgi Parvanov (2009-2012)|
Rosen Plevneliev (2012-2013)
|Head of government||Boyko Borisov|
|Deputy head of government|
|Status in legislature||Minority Government|
|Legislature term(s)||41st National Assembly|
|Incoming formation||Government formation|
|Successor||Raykov Government (Provisional)|
The eighty-seventh Cabinet of Bulgaria (in office from July 27, 2009 to March 13, 2013) was a minority government chaired by Boyko Borisov. The government was formed after Borisov's party, GERB, won the 2009 parliamentary election. It remained in power relying on support from the opposition parties for almost four years before resigning following nationwide protests.
Following the election of Yordanka Fandakova as mayor of Sofia, she was released from the post of Minister of Education and Science on November 19, 2013. She was replaced by Sergei Ignatov, her former Deputy Minister.
Following the resignation of Rumiana Jeleva from the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs the following cabinet shuffle took place on January 27:
On September 29 the most recent addition to cabinet, Borisova, resigns, and is succeeded by Stefan Konstantinov.
On December 20, Bozhidar Dimitrov tenders his resignation, effective February 4, 2011. No successor was chosen.
Having won his party's nomination for the 2011 presidential election three days earlier, Rosen Plevneliev resigned as Minister of Regional Development and Public Works on September 7. He was replaced by Lilyana Pavlova. Margarita Popova, having been nominated for candidate for vice-president for the election, stepped down from her position as Minister of Justice. On November 30, Diana Kovacheva was approved by the National Assembly to take up her portfolio.
Minister of Health Stefan Konstantinov, who was being criticized by his own party for failing to deal with the increase in drug prices, resigns. Konstantinov, defending himself, said that the lack of support from the ruling party was impeding the implementation of reforms that he claims were leading to improved healthcare. Desislava Atanasova was his chosen successor.
On January 28, 2013, the Prime Minister fired Sergei Ignatov after a review on the Bulgarian National Science fund, carried out by the Inspectorate General of the Council of Ministers, confirmed mounting reports of ministerial mismanagement, including the hiring of unqualified people to the ministry and corruption in the granting process, over the past few months. The review was triggered by complaints from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University that the fund was used to funnel millions of levs to unsound projects ignoring the merits of more worthy proposals. On February 6, Academician Stefan Vodenicharov was sworn is as the new Minister of Education and Science.
On February 20, 2013 the Borisov government offered its resignation. Parliament accepted the resignation the next morning with 209 MPs voting "for" and 5 "against" with 1 abstention. The move came after nationwide protests demanded it step down. The protests started earlier in the year over monopolies in the energy sector, which have resulted in increasing costs to the consumer. Austerity measures, unemployment and corruption were also reasons given by demonstrators for their discontent.