List of Prime Ministers of Bulgaria

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politics and government of
Bulgaria

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
1 Todor Burmov
1834–1906
(Lived: 72 years)
Todor Burmov.jpg (Jan) 17 July 1879 6 December 1879 Conservative Party
2 Archbishop
Kliment Turnovski
1841–1901
(Lived: 60 years)
Kliment tarnovski.jpg 6 December 1879 7 April 1880 Conservative Party
3 Dragan Tsankov
1828–1911
(Lived: 82 years)
DraganTsankov.jpg (Sep–Oct)
1880
7 April 1880 10 December 1880 Liberal Party
4 Petko Karavelov
1843–1903
(Lived: 59 years)
Petkokar.jpg 10 December 1880 9 May 1881 Liberal Party
5 Johann Casimir Ehrnrooth
1833–1913
(Lived: 79 years)
Johann Casimir Ehrnrooth.jpg (Jun)
[NA 1]
9 May 1881 13 July 1881 Imperial Russian Army
- Vacant: authoritarian regime by Prince
Alexander I
1857–1893
(Lived: 36 years)
Alexander I of Bulgaria by Dimitar Karastoyanov.jpg 13 July 1881 5 July 1882
6 Leonid Sobolev
1844–1913
(Lived: 69 years)
LSobolev.jpg 1882
[NA 2]
5 July 1882 19 September 1883 Imperial Russian Army
(3) Dragan Tsankov
1828–1911
(Lived: 82 years)
2nd time
DraganTsankov.jpg 1884 19 September 1883 11 July 1884 Liberal Party
(4) Petko Karavelov
1843–1903
(Lived: 59 years)
2nd time
Petkokar.jpg 11 July 1884 21 August 1886 Liberal Party
(2) Archbishop
Kliment Turnovski
1841–1901
(Lived: 60 years)
2nd time
Kliment tarnovski.jpg 21 August 1886 24 August 1886 Conservative Party
(4) Petko Karavelov
1843–1903
(Lived: 59 years)
3rd time
Petkokar.jpg 24 August 1886 28 August 1886 Liberal Party
7 Vasil Radoslavov
1854–1929
(Lived: 75 years)
VasilRadoslavov.jpg 1886 28 August 1886 10 July 1887 Liberal Party
8 Konstantin Stoilov
1853–1901
(Lived: 47 years)
KonstantinStoilov.jpg 10 July 1887 1 September 1887 Conservative Party
9 Stefan Stambolov
1854–1895
(Lived: 41 years)
Stefan Stambolov.jpg 1887
1890
(Apr)
(Jul)
1 September 1887 31 May 1894 People's Liberal Party
(8) Konstantin Stoilov
1853–1901
(Lived: 47 years)
2nd time
KonstantinStoilov.jpg 1894
1896
31 May 1894 30 January 1899 People's Party
10 Dimitar Grekov
1847–1901
(Lived: 53 years)
Dimitar Grekov.jpg 1899 30 January 1899 13 October 1899 People's Liberal Party
11 Todor Ivanchov
1858–1905
(Lived: 46 years)
TodorIvanchov.jpg 13 October 1899 25 January 1901 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
12 Racho Petrov
1861–1942
(Lived: 80 years)
Racho Petrov.jpg 1901 25 January 1901 5 March 1901 Independent
(4) Petko Karavelov
1843–1903
(Lived: 59 years)
4th time
Petkokar.jpg 5 March 1901 4 January 1902 Democratic Party
13 Stoyan Danev
1858–1949
(Lived: 91 years)
S.danev.jpg 1902 4 January 1902 19 May 1903 Progressive Liberal Party
(12) Racho Petrov
1861–1942
(Lived: 80 years)
2nd time
Racho Petrov.jpg 1903 19 May 1903 5 November 1906 Independent
14 Dimitar Petkov
1858–1907
(Lived: 48 years)
DimitarPetkov.jpg 5 November 1906 11 March 1907
(Assassinated)
People's Liberal Party
15 Dimitar Stanchov
1863–1940
(Lived: 76 years)
Acting Prime Minister
DimitarStanchov.jpg 12 March 1907 16 March 1907 Independent
16 Petar Gudev
1863–1932
(Lived: 68 years)
PetarGudev.jpg 16 March 1907 29 January 1908 People's Liberal Party
17 Aleksandar Malinov
1867–1938
(Lived: 70 years)
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
17 Aleksandar Malinov
1867–1938
(Lived: 70 years)
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 5 October 1908 29 March 1911 Democratic Party
18 Ivan Evstratiev Geshov
1849–1924
(Lived: 75 years)
Ivan Geshov.jpg (Jun)
(Sep)
29 March 1911 14 June 1913 People's Party
(13) Stoyan Danev
1858–1949
(Lived: 91 years)
2nd time
S.danev.jpg 14 June 1913 17 July 1913 Progressive Liberal Party
(7) Vasil Radoslavov
1854–1929
(Lived: 75 years)
2nd time
VasilRadoslavov.jpg 1913
1914
17 July 1913 21 June 1918 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
(17) Aleksandar Malinov
1867–1938
(Lived: 70 years)
2nd time
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 21 June 1918 28 November 1918 Democratic Party
19 Teodor Teodorov
1869–1924
(Lived: 55 years)
Teodor Teodorov.jpg 28 November 1918 6 October 1919 People's Party
20 Aleksandar Stamboliyski
1879–1923
(Lived: 44 years)
A Stamboliyski.jpg 1919
1920
(Apr)
6 October 1919 9 June 1923
(Deposed)
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union
21 Aleksandar Tsankov
1879–1959
(Lived: 80 years)
Altsankov.jpeg (Nov) 9 June 1923 4 January 1926 Democratic Alliance
22 Andrey Lyapchev
1866–1933
(Lived: 66 years)
Andrey Lyapchev 1930.jpg 1927 4 January 1926 29 June 1931 Democratic Alliance
(17) Aleksandar Malinov
1867–1938
(Lived: 70 years)
3rd time
AlexanderMalinov.jpg 1931 29 June 1931 12 October 1931 Democratic Party
23 Nikola Mushanov
1872–1951
(Lived: 79 years)
N.mushanov.jpg 12 October 1931 19 May 1934
(Deposed)
Democratic Party
24 Kimon Georgiev
1882–1969
(Lived: 87 years)
K.georgiev.jpg 19 May 1934 22 January 1935 Zveno
25 Pencho Zlatev
1881–1948
(Lived: 66 years)
Pencho Zlatev.png 22 January 1935 21 April 1935 Bulgarian Army
26 Andrey Toshev
1867–1944
(Lived: 76 years)
Andrey Toshev.jpg 21 April 1935 23 November 1935 Independent
27 Georgi Kyoseivanov
1884–1960
(Lived: 76 years)
GeorgiKyoseivanov.jpeg 1938
1939
23 November 1935 16 February 1940 Independent
28 Bogdan Filov
1883–1945
(Lived: 61 years)
Богдан Филов.jpg 16 February 1940 9 September 1943 Independent
- Petar Gabrovski
1898–1945
(Lived: 46 years)
Acting Prime Minister
No image.svg 9 September 1943 14 September 1943 Warrior for the Advancement of the Bulgarian National Spirit
29 Dobri Bozhilov
1884–1945
(Lived: 60 years)
Dobri Bozhilov1.png 14 September 1943 1 June 1944 Independent
30 Ivan Ivanov Bagryanov
1891–1945
(Lived: 53 years)
Ivan Bagrianov.jpg 1 June 1944 2 September 1944 Independent
31[1] Konstantin Muraviev
1893–1965
(Lived: 71 years)
Konstantin Muraviev.jpg 2 September 1944 9 September 1944
(Deposed)
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union
(24) Kimon Georgiev
1882–1969
(Lived: 87 years)
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
(24) Kimon Georgiev
1882–1969
(Lived: 87 years)
2nd time
K.georgiev.jpg 15 September 1946 23 November 1946 Zveno
32 Georgi Dimitrov
1882–1949
(Lived: 67 years)
Georgi Dimitrov.jpg 1946 23 November 1946 2 July 1949
(Died in office)
Bulgarian Communist Party
33 Vasil Kolarov
1877–1950
(Lived: 72 years)
V.kolarov.jpg 1949 2 July 1949
Acting until
20 July 1949
23 January 1950
(Died in office)
Bulgarian Communist Party
34 Valko Chervenkov
1900–1980
(Lived: 80 years)
Valko Chervenkov.jpg 1953 23 January 1950
Acting until
3 February 1950
17 April 1956 Bulgarian Communist Party
35 Anton Yugov
1904–1991
(Lived: 86 years)
1957 17 April 1956 19 November 1962 Bulgarian Communist Party
36 Todor Zhivkov
1911–1998
(Lived: 86 years)
Todor Zhivkov.jpg 1962
1966
19 November 1962 7 July 1971 Bulgarian Communist Party
37 Stanko Todorov
1920–1996
(Lived: 76 years)
Stanko Todorov.jpg 1971
1976
7 July 1971 16 June 1981 Bulgarian Communist Party
38 Grisha Filipov
1919–1994
(Lived: 75 years)
No image.svg 1981 16 June 1981 21 March 1986 Bulgarian Communist Party
39 Georgi Atanasov
Born 1933
(86 years old)
No image.svg 1986 21 March 1986 3 February 1990 Bulgarian Communist Party
40 Andrey Lukanov
1938–1996
(Lived: 58 years)
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
40 Andrey Lukanov
1938–1996
(Lived: 58 years)
No image.svg 15 November 1990 7 December 1990 Bulgarian Socialist Party
41 Dimitar Popov
1927–2015
(Lived: 88 years)
1990 7 December 1990 8 November 1991 Independent
42 Philip Dimitrov
Born 1955
(64 years old)
Dimitrov.JPG 1991 8 November 1991 30 December 1992 Union of Democratic Forces
43 Lyuben Berov
1925–2006
(Lived: 81 years)
30 December 1992 17 October 1994 Independent
supported by
Movement for Rights and Freedoms
44 Reneta Indzhova
Born 1953
(66 years old)
Acting Prime Minister
No image.svg 17 October 1994 25 January 1995 Independent
45 Zhan Videnov
Born 1959
(60 years old)
Zhan videnov.jpg 1994 25 January 1995 13 February 1997 Bulgarian Socialist Party
46 Stefan Sofiyanski
Born 1951
(67 years old)
Acting Prime Minister
No image.svg 13 February 1997 21 May 1997 Union of Democratic Forces
47 Ivan Kostov
Born 1949
(69 years old)
Ivan kostov.jpg 1997 21 May 1997 24 July 2001 Union of Democratic Forces
48 Simeon Sakskoburggotski
Born 1937
(82 years old)
Simeon Sakskoburggotski.jpg 2001 24 July 2001 17 August 2005 National Movement Simeon II
49 Sergei Stanishev
Born 1966
(53 years old)
Sergey Stanishev 2009 elections diff crop.jpg 2005 17 August 2005 27 July 2009 Bulgarian Socialist Party
50 Boyko Borisov
Born 1959
(60 years old)
Boyko Borissov (crop 2019).jpg 2009 27 July 2009 13 March 2013 GERB
51 Marin Raykov
Born 1960
(58 years old)
Acting Prime Minister
13 March 2013 29 May 2013 Independent
52 Plamen Oresharski
Born 1960
(59 years old)
Plamen Oresharski.jpg 2013 29 May 2013 6 August 2014 Independent
supported by
Bulgarian Socialist Party
53 Georgi Bliznashki
Born 1956
(63 years old)
Acting Prime Minister
Georgi Bliznashki.jpg 6 August 2014 7 November 2014 Independent
(50) Boyko Borisov
Born 1959
(60 years old)
2nd time
Boyko Borissov (crop 2019).jpg 2014 7 November 2014 27 January 2017 GERB
54 Ognyan Gerdzhikov
Born 1946
(73 years old)
Acting Prime Minister
No image.svg 27 January 2017 4 May 2017 National Movement for Stability and Progress
(50) Boyko Borisov
Born 1959
(60 years old)
3rd time
Boyko Borissov (crop 2019).jpg 2017 4 May 2017 Incumbent GERB