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Vice President of Bulgaria
Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria
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Coat of arms of Bulgaria (lesser version).svg
Iliyana Yotova sm.jpg
Incumbent
Iliana Iotova

since 22 January 2017
StyleHer Excellency
ResidenceBoyana Residence, Sofia
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Formation1 August 1990
First holderAtanas Semerdzhiev

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]

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 First Deputy Chairmen of the State Council and Vice-Presidents of the Republic of Bulgaria:

First Deputy and Deputy Chairmen of the State Council of Bulgaria, 1971-1990

Deputy Chairmen of State Council of People's Republic of Bulgaria
First Deputy Chairman Term of office Political party Chairman
Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
No image.png Krastyu Trichkov
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(1923- )
8 July 1971 27 July 1972 1 year, 19 days Fatherland Front Todor Zhivkov
No image.svg Georgi Andreev
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(1929-2011)[2]
8 July 1971 30 April 1973 1 year, 296 days Fatherland Front Todor Zhivkov
Georgi Traykov.jpg Georgi Traykov
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(1898-1975)[3]
27 July 1972 1 November 1974 2 years, 97 days Fatherland Front Todor Zhivkov
No image.svg Petur Tanchev

(1920-1992)[4][5]
1 November 1974 14 December 1989 15 years, 43 days Fatherland Front Todor Zhivkov
Petar Mladenov
No image.svg Angel Dimitrov

(1927-2005)[6]
14 December 1989 3 April 1990 110 days Fatherland Front Petar Mladenov

Vice President, 1990-present

Elected by parliament, 1990-1992

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
No image.svg Atanas Semerdzhiev
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(1924-2015)
1 August 1990 22 January 1992 1 year, 174 days Bulgarian Socialist Party Zhelyu Zhelev

Directly elected, 1992-present

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
Blaga Dimitrova Youn.jpg Blaga Dimitrova

(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
Todor Kavaldzhiev Crop 2.jpg Todor Kavaldzhiev
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(1934-2019)
22 January 1997 22 January 2002 5 years, 0 days United Democratic Forces Petar Stoyanov
No image.svg Angel Marin

(1942-)
22 January 2002 22 January 2012 10 years, 0 days Bulgarian Socialist Party Georgi Parvanov
Margarita popova.jpg Margarita Popova

(1956- )
22 January 2012 22 January 2017 5 years, 0 days Independent / GERB Rosen Plevneliev
Iliana Iotova - Bulgarian part- Citizens' Corner debate- With or without Schengen? (26448779462).jpg Iliana Iotova

(1964- )
22 January 2017 Incumbent 3 years, 155 days Bulgarian Socialist Party Rumen Radev

Living former Deputy Heads of state

Name Term of office Date of birth
Krastyu Trichkov 1971-1972 (1923-04-12) 12 April 1923 (age 97)
Angel Marin 2002-2012 (1942-01-08) 8 January 1942 (age 78)
Margarita Popova 2012-2017 (1956-05-15) 15 May 1956 (age 64)

See also

Notes

  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

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

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