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List of famous politicians from Bulgaria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Bulgarian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Bulgarian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Bulgaria and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Bulgaria, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List contains politicians like Irina Bokova, Kristian Vigenin.

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Boyko Borisov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Boyko Borisov age 58 Boyko Metodiev Borisov is a Bulgarian politician who is the current Prime Minister of Bulgaria. Previously he served as Prime Minister from 2009 to 2013 and as Mayor of Sofia from 2005 to 2009. ...more

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Christian Rakovsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Christian Rakovsky Died at 68 (1873-1941) Christian Rakovsky was a Bulgarian socialist revolutionary, a Bolshevik politician and Soviet diplomat; he was also noted as a journalist, physician, and essayist. Rakovsky's political career ...more

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Dimitar Peshev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Dimitar Peshev Died at 79 (1894-1973) Dimitar Peshev was the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria and Minister of Justice, before World War II. He rebelled against the pro-Nazi cabinet and prevented the deportation of ...more

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Georgi Ivanov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Georgi Ivanov age 77 Major general Georgi Ivanov Kakalov is a retired Bulgarian military officer and the first Bulgarian cosmonaut. He was a member of the National Assembly of Bulgaria in 1990.

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Georgi Parvanov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Georgi Parvanov age 60 Georgi Sedefchov Parvanov was President of Bulgaria from 2002 to 2012. He was elected after defeating the incumbent Petar Stoyanov in the second round of the November 2001 presidential election, ...more

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Georgi Pirinski, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Georgi Pirinski, Jr. age 69 Georgi Pirinski is a Bulgarian politician of the Bulgarian Communist Party and after 1990 of the Bulgarian Socialist Party. Born in New York City, U.S. in the emigrant family of Communist ...more

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Hristina Hristova is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Hristina Hristova age 63 Hristina Hristova Velcheva is a Bulgarian politician and former Member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the National Movement Simeon II, part of the Alliance of Liberals and ...more

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Irina Bokova is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Irina Bokova age 65 Irina Georgieva Bokova is a Bulgarian politician and incumbent Director-General of UNESCO. She was member of the Bulgarian Parliament from the Bulgarian Socialist Party for two terms, minister ...more

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Ivan Vazov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Ivan Vazov Died at 71 (1850-1921) Ivan Minchov Vazov was a Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright, often referred to as "the Patriarch of Bulgarian literature". He was born in Sopot, a town in the Rose Valley of ...more

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Ivailo Kalfin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Ivailo Kalfin age 53 Ivailo Georgiev Kalfin is a Bulgarian politician. A three-term deputy, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Deputy Prime Minister from 2005 to 2009 in the Stanishev Cabinet. Kalfin ...more

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Kimon Georgiev is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Kimon Georgiev Died at 87 (1882-1969) Kimon Georgiev Stoyanov was a Bulgarian general who was Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 1934 to 1935 and again from 1944 to 1946.

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Kliment of Tarnovo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Kliment of Tarnovo Died at 60 (1841-1901) Kliment Turnovski, was a leading Bulgarian clergyman and politician. He was also a writer and one of the founders of the Bulgarian Literature Society in 1869.

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Kristalina Georgieva is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Kristalina Georgieva age 64 Kristalina Ivanova Georgieva is a Bulgarian economist and administrator, currently serving as European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources in the college of the Juncker Commission. ...more

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Kristian Vigenin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Kristian Vigenin age 42 Kristian Ivanov Vigenin is a Bulgarian politician, member of the Bulgarian Parliament, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, and a former Member of the European Parliament. He became ...more

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Kyril, Prince of Preslav is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Kyril, Prince of Preslav age 53 Kyril, Prince of Preslav, Duke of Saxony, also known as Kyril of Saxe-Coburg, is the second son of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria and his wife Doña Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela. ...more

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Lazar Koliševski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Lazar Koliševski Died at 86 (1914-2000) Lazar Koliševski was a communist political leader in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia and briefly the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He was closely allied with Tito.

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Marin Raykov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Marin Raykov age 57 Marin Raykov Nikolov is a Bulgarian politician and diplomat who was appointed to serve as a caretaker Prime Minister of Bulgaria and minister of foreign affairs of Bulgaria on 12 March 2013 by ...more

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Martin Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Martin Dimitrov age 40 Martin Dimitrov is a Bulgarian politician and former Member of the European Parliament. He was the leader of the Union of Democratic Forces from 2008 to 2012.

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Michael Bar-Zohar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Michael Bar-Zohar age 79 Michael Bar-Zohar is an Israeli historian, novelist and politician. He was a member of the Knesset on behalf of the Alignment and Labor Party in the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Nikolay Mladenov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Nikolay Mladenov age 45 Nickolay Evtimov Mladenov is a Bulgarian politician and diplomat who served as the minister of foreign affairs in the government of then prime minister Boyko Borisov from 2010 to 2013. He was a ...more

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Peter I of Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Peter I of Bulgaria Died at 42 (927-969) Petar I was emperor of Bulgaria from 27 May 927 to 969.

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Peter Slabakov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Peter Slabakov Died at 86 (1923-2009) Peter Slabakov was a Bulgarian actor. He had appeared in 85 films since 1960. His last film was Investigation. His son Andrey Slabakov is an actor and a film director. Right after the fall of ...more

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Petko Karavelov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Petko Karavelov Died at 60 (1843-1903) Petko Stoichev Karavelov was a leading Bulgarian liberal politician who served as Prime Minister on four occasions.

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Petko Slaveykov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Petko Slaveykov Died at 68 (1827-1895) Petko Rachov Slaveykov was a noted nineteenth-century Bulgarian poet, publicist, public figure and folklorist.

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Petur Gabrovski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Petur Gabrovski Died at 47 (1898-1945) Petar Dimitrov Gabrovski was a Bulgarian politician who briefly served as Prime Minister during the Second World War. Gabrovski was a lawyer by profession. He was also a member of the Grand ...more

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Philip Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Philip Dimitrov age 62 Philip Dimitrov Dimitrov is a Bulgarian politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria for the short period 1991-1992, MP in the 36th, 37th and the 40th National Assembly, and MEP from January 2007 to ...more

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Plamen Oresharski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Plamen Oresharski age 57 Plamen Vasilev Oresharski is a Bulgarian politician who was Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 2013 to 2014. Previously Oresharski was Minister of Finance from 2005 to 2009 in the Cabinet of the ...more

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Rosen Plevneliev is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Rosen Plevneliev age 53 Rosen Asenov Plevneliev has been President of Bulgaria since January 2012. He was the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works from July 2009 to September 2011 as part of the cabinet of ...more

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Simeon Djankov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Simeon Djankov age 47 Simeon Djankov is a Bulgarian economist. From 2009 to 2013, he was the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Bulgaria in the government of Boyko Borisov. Prior to his cabinet ...more

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Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha age 80 Simeon Borisov Saxe-Coburg-Gotha is an important political figure in Bulgaria. During his reign as Simeon II, King of Bulgaria, from 1943 to 1946 he was a minor, the royal authority being ...more

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Solomon Passy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Solomon Passy age 61 Solomon Isaac Passy is a Bulgarian politician, foreign minister of Bulgaria from July 2001 until August 2005, and the Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in ...more

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Stanimir Ilchev is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Stanimir Ilchev age 64 Stanimir Yankov Ilchev is a Bulgarian politician and former Member of the European Parliament. He is a member of the National Movement Simeon II, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats ...more

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Todor Zhivkov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Todor Zhivkov Died at 87 (1911-1998) Todor Hristov Zhivkov, was the communist head of state of the People's Republic of Bulgaria from March 4, 1954 until November 10, 1989. He became First Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party ...more

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Valko Chervenkov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Valko Chervenkov Died at 80 (1900-1980) Vulko Velev Chervenkov was a Bulgarian communist politician. He served as leader of the Communist Party between 1950 and 1954, and Prime Minister between 1950 and 1956. His rule was marked by ...more

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Volen Siderov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Volen Siderov age 61 Volen Nikolov Siderov is a Bulgarian politician and chairman of the nationalist party Attack. He has been the editor of numerous newspapers and has authored five books.

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Yordan Letchkov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Yordan Letchkov age 50 Yordan Letchkov is a former Bulgarian footballer. He is generally regarded as one of the best players to come out of Bulgaria and was a key member of the squad which reached the semi-finals of ...more

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Yordanka Fandakova is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Yordanka Fandakova age 55 Yordanka Asenova Fandakova is a Bulgarian politician and Mayor of Sofia. She is the first woman to hold this position. She was elected on 15 November 2009, after defeating the Bulgarian ...more

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Zahari Stoyanov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Zahari Stoyanov Died at 39 (1850-1889) Zahari Stoyanov, born Dzhendo Stoyanov Dzhedev, was a Bulgarian revolutionary, writer, and historian. A participant in the April Uprising of 1876, he became its first historiographer with his ...more

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Zhelyu Zhelev is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Bulgaria
Zhelyu Zhelev age 82 Zhelyu Mitev Zhelev was a Bulgarian politician and former dissident who served as the first non-Communist President of Bulgaria from 1990 to 1997. He was elected as President by the 7th Grand ...more