Bulgarian Presidents and Prime Ministers

This list is comprised of Presidents and Prime Ministers of Bulgaria. The office of Prime Minister (Bulgarian Министър-председател: Ministar-predsedatel) was created in 1878 when an autonomous Bulgarian state was created within the Ottoman Empire. It became fully independent in 1908. Bulgaria became a republic in 1990, with a President (Президент: Prezident) as the head of state. The Prime Minister remains the head of government.
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NameYearsTypeOther Names
Todor Burmov1879prime minister(Stoyanov)
Kliment of Tarnovo1879-1880; 1886prime minister(Vasil, Nikolov)
Dragan Tsankov1880; 1883-1884prime minister(Kiriakov)
Petko Karavelov1880-1881; 1884-1886; 1886; 1901-1902prime minister(Stoichev)
John Casimir Ehrnrooth1881prime minister(Johan, Gustavovich)
Leonid Sobolev1882-1883prime minister(Nikolayevich)
Vasil Radoslavov1886-1887; 1913-1918prime minister(Hristov)
Konstantin Stoilov1887; 1894-1899prime minister
Stefan Stambolov1887-1894prime minister(Nikolov)
Dimitar Grekov1899prime minister(Panayotov)
Todor Ivanchov1899-1901prime minister
Racho Petrov1901; 1903-1906prime minister
Stoyan Danev1902-1903; 1913prime minister(Petrov)
Dimitar Petkov1906-1907prime minister(Nikolov)
Dimitar Stanchov1907prime minister(Dimitri, Yanev)
Petar Gudev1907-1908prime minister(Todorov)
Aleksandar Malinov1908-1911; 1918; 1931prime minister(Pavlov)
Ivan Evstratiev Geshov1911-1913prime minister
Teodor Teodorov1918-1919prime minister(Ivanov)
Aleksandar Stamboliyski1919-1923prime minister
Aleksander Tsankov1923-1926prime minister(Tsolov)
Andrey Lyapchev1926-1931prime minister(Tasev)
Nikola Mushanov1931-1934prime minister(Stoykov)
Kimon Georgiev1934-1935; 1944-1946prime minister
Pencho Zlatev1935prime minister(Petko, Ivanov)
Andrey Toshev1935prime minister(Slavov)
Georgi Kyoseivanov1935-1940prime minister(Ivanov)
Bogdan Filov1940-1943prime minister(Dimitrov)
Petar Gabrovski1943prime minister(Dimitrov)
Dobri Bozhilov1943-1944prime minister
Ivan Ivanov Bagryanov1944prime minister
Konstantin Muraviev1944prime minister(Vladov)
Georgi Dimitrov1946-1949prime minister
Vasil Kolarov1949-1950prime minister(Petrov)
Valko Chervenkov1950-1956prime minister(Vulko, Velev)
Anton Yugov1956-1962prime minister(Tanev)
Todor Zhivkov1962-1971prime minister(Hristov)
Stanko Todorov1971-1981; 1990prime minister; president
Grisha Filipov1981-1986prime minister(Georgi, Stanchev)
Georgi Atanasov1986-1990prime minister(Ivanov)
Andrey Lukanov1990prime minister(Karlov)
Petar Mladenov1990president(Toshev)
Nikolai Todorov1990president
Zhelyu Zhelev1990-1997president(Mitev)
Dimitar Iliev Popov1990-1991prime minister
Philip Dimitrov1991-1992prime minister
Lyuben Berov1992-1994prime minister(Borisov)
Reneta Indzhova1994-1995prime minister(Ivanova)
Zhan Videnov1995-1997prime minister(Vasilev)
Petar Stoyanov1997-2002president(Stefanov)
Stefan Sofiyanski1997prime minister(Antonov)
Ivan Kostov1997-2001prime minister(Yordanov)
Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha2001-2005prime minister(Borisov)
Georgi Parvanov2002-2012president(Sedefchov)
Sergei Stanishev2005-2009prime minister(Dmitrievich)
Boyko Borisov2009-2013; 2014-2017prime minister(Metodiev)
Rosen Plevneliev2012-2017president(Asenov)
Marin Raykov2013prime minister
Plamen Oresharski2013-2014prime minister(Vasilev)
Georgi Bliznashki2014prime minister
Rumen Radev2017-president(Georgiev)
Ognyan Gerdzhikov2017-prime minister(Stefanov)