List of Prime Ministers of Bulgaria

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This is a list of the heads of government of the modern Bulgarian state, from the establishment of the Principality of Bulgaria to the present day.

Prime Ministers of Bulgaria (1879–present)

Principality of Bulgaria (1878–1908)

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of Office Political Party
Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
1879–1908
Todor Burmov
(1834–1906)
Todor Burmov.jpg 1879 (Jan) 17 July 1879 6 December 1879 Conservative Party
Archbishop
Kliment Turnovski
(1841–1901)
Kliment tarnovski.jpg 6 December 1879 7 April 1880 Conservative Party
Dragan Tsankov
(1828–1911)
DraganTsankov.jpg 1879 (Sep–Oct)
1880
7 April 1880 10 December 1880 Liberal Party
Petko Karavelov
(1843–1903)
Petkokar.jpg 1881 (Jan) 10 December 1880 9 May 1881 Liberal Party
Johann Casimir Ehrnrooth
(1833–1913)
Johann Casimir Ehrnrooth.jpg 1881 (Jun)[NA 1] 9 May 1881 13 July 1881 Imperial Russian Army
Authoritarian regime by Prince
Alexander I
(1857–1893)
Alexander I of Bulgaria by Dimitar Karastoyanov.jpg 13 July 1881 5 July 1882
Leonid Sobolev
(1844–1913)
LSobolev.jpg 1882[NA 2] 5 July 1882 19 September 1883 Imperial Russian Army
Dragan Tsankov
(1828–1911)
2nd time
DraganTsankov.jpg 1884 19 September 1883 11 July 1884 Liberal Party
Petko Karavelov
(1843–1903)
2nd time
Petkokar.jpg 11 July 1884 21 August 1886 Liberal Party
Archbishop
Kliment Turnovski
(1841–1901)
2nd time
Kliment tarnovski.jpg 21 August 1886 24 August 1886 Conservative Party
Petko Karavelov
(1843–1903)
3rd time
Petkokar.jpg 24 August 1886 28 August 1886 Liberal Party
Vasil Radoslavov
(1854–1929)
VasilRadoslavov.jpg 1886 28 August 1886 10 July 1887 Liberal Party
Konstantin Stoilov
(1853–1901)
KonstantinStoilov.jpg 10 July 1887 1 September 1887 Conservative Party
Stefan Stambolov
(1854–1895)
Stefan Stambolov.jpg 1887
1890
1893 (Apr)
1893 (Jul)
1 September 1887 31 May 1894 People's Liberal Party
Konstantin Stoilov
(1853–1901)
2nd time
KonstantinStoilov.jpg 1894
1896
31 May 1894 30 January 1899 People's Party
Dimitar Grekov
(1847–1901)
Dimitar Grekov.jpg 1899 30 January 1899 13 October 1899 People's Liberal Party
Todor Ivanchov
(1858–1906)
TodorIvanchov.jpg 13 October 1899 25 January 1901 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
Racho Petrov
(1861–1942)
Racho Petrov.jpg 1901 25 January 1901 5 March 1901 Independent
Petko Karavelov
(1843–1903)
4th time
Petkokar.jpg 5 March 1901 4 January 1902 Democratic Party
Stoyan Danev
(1858–1949)
S.danev.jpg 1902 4 January 1902 19 May 1903 Progressive Liberal Party
Racho Petrov
(1861–1942)
2nd time
Racho Petrov.jpg 1903 19 May 1903 5 November 1906 Independent
Dimitar Petkov
(1858–1907)
DimitarPetkov.jpg 5 November 1906 11 March 1907
(Assassinated)
People's Liberal Party
Dimitar Stanchov
(1863–1940)
Acting Prime Minister
DimitarStanchov.jpg 12 March 1907 16 March 1907 Independent
Petar Gudev
(1863–1932)
PetarGudev.jpg 16 March 1907 29 January 1908 People's Liberal Party
Aleksandar Malinov
(1867–1938)
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 1908 29 January 1908 5 October 1908 Democratic Party

Kingdom of Bulgaria (1908–1946)

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of Office Political Party
Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
1908–1946
Aleksandar Malinov
(1867–1938)
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 5 October 1908 29 March 1911 Democratic Party
Ivan Evstratiev Geshov
(1849–1924)
Ivan Geshov.jpg 1911 (Jun)
1911 (Sep)
29 March 1911 14 June 1913 People's Party
Stoyan Danev
(1858–1949)
2nd time
S.danev.jpg 14 June 1913 17 July 1913 Progressive Liberal Party
Vasil Radoslavov
(1854–1929)
2nd time
VasilRadoslavov.jpg 1913
1914
17 July 1913 21 June 1918 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
Aleksandar Malinov
(1867–1938)
2nd time
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 21 June 1918 28 November 1918 Democratic Party
Teodor Teodorov
(1859–1924)
Teodor Teodorov.jpg 28 November 1918 6 October 1919 People's Party
Aleksandar Stamboliyski
(1879–1923)
A Stamboliyski.jpg 1919
1920
1923 (Apr)
6 October 1919 9 June 1923
(Deposed)
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union
Aleksandar Tsankov
(1879–1959)
Altsankov.jpeg 1923 (Nov) 9 June 1923 4 January 1926 Democratic Alliance
Andrey Lyapchev
(1866–1933)
Andrey Lyapchev 1930.jpg 1927 4 January 1926 29 June 1931 Democratic Alliance
Aleksandar Malinov
(1867–1938)
3rd time
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 1931 29 June 1931 12 October 1931 Democratic Party
Nikola Mushanov
(1872–1951)
N.mushanov.jpg 12 October 1931 19 May 1934
(Deposed)
Democratic Party
Kimon Georgiev
(1882–1969)
K.georgiev.jpg 19 May 1934 22 January 1935 Zveno
Pencho Zlatev
(1881–1948)
No image.svg 22 January 1935 21 April 1935 Bulgarian Army
Andrey Toshev
(1867–1944)
Andrey Toshev.jpg 21 April 1935 23 November 1935 Independent
Georgi Kyoseivanov
(1884–1960)
GeorgiKyoseivanov.jpeg 1938
1939
23 November 1935 16 February 1940 Independent
Bogdan Filov
(1883–1945)
Богдан Филов.jpg 16 February 1940 9 September 1943 Independent
Petar Gabrovski
(1898–1945)
Acting Prime Minister
No image.svg 9 September 1943 14 September 1943 Ratniks of the Advancement of the Bulgarian National Spirit
Dobri Bozhilov
(1884–1945)
No image.svg 14 September 1943 1 June 1944 Independent
Ivan Ivanov Bagryanov
(1891–1945)
Ivan Bagrianov.jpg 1 June 1944 2 September 1944 Independent
Konstantin Muraviev
(1893–1965)
Konstantin Muraviev.jpg 2 September 1944 9 September 1944
(Deposed)
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union
Kimon Georgiev
(1882–1969)
2nd time
K.georgiev.jpg 1945 9 September 1944 15 September 1946 Zveno

People's Republic of Bulgaria (1946–1990)

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of Office Political Party
Chairmen of the Council of Ministers
1946–1990
Kimon Georgiev
(1882–1969)
2nd time
K.georgiev.jpg 15 September 1946 23 November 1946 Zveno
Georgi Dimitrov
(1882–1949)
Georgi Dimitrov.jpg 1946 23 November 1946 2 July 1949
(Died in office)
Bulgarian Communist Party
Vasil Kolarov
(1877–1950)
V.kolarov.jpg 1949 2 July 1949
Acting until
20 July 1949
23 January 1950
(Died in office)
Bulgarian Communist Party
Valko Chervenkov
(1900–1980)
No image.svg 1953 23 January 1950
Acting until
3 February 1950
17 April 1956 Bulgarian Communist Party
Anton Yugov
(1904–1991)
No image.svg 1957 17 April 1956 19 November 1962 Bulgarian Communist Party
Todor Zhivkov
(1911–1998)
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-B0115-0010-066, Berlin, VI. SED-Parteitag, Warnke, Shiwkow - Zhivkov.jpg 1962
1966
19 November 1962 7 July 1971 Bulgarian Communist Party
Stanko Todorov
(1920–1996)
Stanko Todorov.jpg 1971
1976
7 July 1971 16 June 1981 Bulgarian Communist Party
Grisha Filipov
(1919–1994)
No image.svg 1981 16 June 1981 21 March 1986 Bulgarian Communist Party
Georgi Atanasov
(1933–)
No image.svg 1986 21 March 1986 3 February 1990 Bulgarian Communist Party
Andrey Lukanov
(1938–1996)
No image.svg 3 February 1990 15 November 1990 Bulgarian Communist Party
Bulgarian Socialist Party

Republic of Bulgaria (1990–present)

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of Office Political Party
Minister-Chairmen
1990 onwards
Andrey Lukanov
(1938–1996)
No image.svg 15 November 1990 7 December 1990 Bulgarian Socialist Party
Dimitar Iliev Popov
(1927–2015)
No image.svg 1990 7 December 1990 8 November 1991 Independent
Philip Dimitrov
(1955–)
Dimitrov.JPG 1991 8 November 1991 30 December 1992 Union of Democratic Forces
Lyuben Berov
(1925–2006)
No image.svg 30 December 1992 17 October 1994 Independent
supported by
Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Reneta Indzhova
(1953–)
Acting Prime Minister
No image.svg 17 October 1994 25 January 1995 Independent
Zhan Videnov
(1959–)
No image.svg 1994 25 January 1995 13 February 1997 Bulgarian Socialist Party
Stefan Sofiyanski
(1951–)
Acting Prime Minister
No image.svg 13 February 1997 21 May 1997 Union of Democratic Forces
Ivan Kostov
(1949–)
Ivan kostov.jpg 1997 21 May 1997 24 July 2001 Union of Democratic Forces
Simeon Sakskoburggotski
(1937–)
Simeon Sakskoburggotski.jpg 2001 24 July 2001 17 August 2005 National Movement Simeon II
Sergei Stanishev
(1966–)
Sergey Stanishev 2009 elections diff crop.jpg 2005 17 August 2005 27 July 2009 Bulgarian Socialist Party
Boyko Borisov
(1959–)
Boyko Borissov in Tehran.jpg 2009 27 July 2009 13 March 2013 GERB
Marin Raykov
(1960–)
Acting Prime Minister
Marin Raykov Bulgarian Acting PM 2013.jpg 13 March 2013 29 May 2013 Independent
Plamen Oresharski
(1960–)
Plamen Oresharski.jpg 2013 29 May 2013 6 August 2014 Independent
supported by
Bulgarian Socialist Party
Georgi Bliznashki
(1956–)
Acting Prime Minister
Georgi Bliznashki.jpg 6 August 2014 7 November 2014 Independent
Boyko Borisov
(1959–)
2nd time
Boyko Borissov in Tehran.jpg 2014 7 November 2014 27 January 2017 GERB
Ognyan Gerdzhikov
(1946–)
Acting Prime Minister
No image.svg 27 January 2017 4 May 2017 National Movement for Stability and Progress
Boyko Borisov
(1959–)
3rd time
Boyko Borissov in Tehran.jpg 2017 4 May 2017 Incumbent GERB

Footnotes

  1. ^ Johann Casimir Ehrnrooth was appointed by Prince Alexander I to preside over the election. Ehrnrooth was not elected by the Grand National Assembly.
  2. ^ Leonid Sobolev was appointed by Prince Alexander I during his authoritarian regime. Sobolev was not elected by the National Assembly.

References

See also

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