Government of Bulgaria

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The Council of Ministers (Bulgarian: Министерски съвет, Ministerski savet) is the main authority of the executive power in the Republic of Bulgaria. It consists of the Prime Minister of Bulgaria and all the specialized ministers.

After the compositions of the Council of Ministers is decided by the newly elected government, the deputies who are chosen to become ministers temporarily lose their deputy rights while being ministers. These rights are restored in case they are released from the Council of Ministers or the government falls from power. This is in contrast to how deputy ministers and other government officials are treated when they were elected as deputies.

Sometimes, with the purpose of preserving the political representation of different parties or groups in the Council of Ministers, one or more ministers without portfolio (lacking a ministry of their own) may be appointed.

The Council of Ministers office is located in central Sofia and is part of the Largo architectural ensemble.

Structure of the Cabinet

This is a list of the ministries of the government of Bulgaria that was appointed by President Rumen Radev on 27 January 2017 to lead the country through the 2017 election after the Second Borisov Government resigned.


Ministry[1] Minister Party
Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov Independent
Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policy and Healthcare Minister Ilko Semerdzhiev Independent
Deputy Prime Minister for Internal Order and Security and Defence Minister Stefan Yanev Independent
Deputy Prime Minister for EU Funds Malina Krumova Independent
Deputy Prime Minister for Preparations of Bulgaria’s Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2018 Denitsa Zlateva BSP
Minister of Interior Plamen Ouzounov Independent
Ministry of Finance Kiril Ananiev Independent
Foreign Minister Radi Naidenov Independent
Minister of Justice Maria Pavlova Independent
Labour and Social Policy Minister Gulub Donev Independent
Regional Development Minister Spas Popnikolov Independent
Minister of Economy Teodor Sedlarski Independent
Minister of Energy Nikolai Pavlov Independent
Minister of Environment and Water Irina Kostova Independent
Minister of Agriculture and Food Hristo Bozoukov Independent
Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Minister Hristo Alexiev Independent
Minister of Education Nikolai Denkov Independent
Minister of Culture Rashko Mladenov Independent
Tourism Minister Stela Baltova Independent
Minister of Youth and Sports Daniela Dasheva Independent


  1. ^ "Meet Bulgaria’s Gerdzhikov caretaker cabinet: CVs". The Sofia Globe. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 

External links

  • Council of Ministers official website (in English) (in Bulgarian)
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