|Born||19 October 1947|
|Died||17 April 1999 (aged 51)|
Dobrev played an important role during the December 1996-February 1997 political deadlock in Bulgaria. After discontent against the economic policies of the Zhan Videnov government and the resulting inflation triggered massive protests, strikes as well as acts of civil disobedience, Dobrev (who was envisioned by the BSP as the next Prime Minister following Videnov's resignation) and Georgi Parvanov reached an agreement on 4 February 1997 with then Bulgarian president Petar Stoyanov not to attempt to form a new government under the Socialists' mandate (even though they were legally entitled to do so). This paved the way for the early Parliamentary elections and ended the political crisis.
He died of cancer on 17 April 1999 in Sofia. In 2007, Dobrev was posthumously awarded with the "Justice, Freedom and Security" medal (Bulgarian? ,,?, ?, ") by the Ministry of the Interior. A special distinction for a young politician from the BSP is also under his name.
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