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Encyclopedia > List of mayors of Sofia

This is a chronological list of mayors of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, since that post was established after the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Official website: sofia. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Initially, the mayors of Sofia were assigned by the provisional Russian government. After the newly restored Bulgarian state was already functioning on its own, in the end of 1878, mayors were chosen by the municipal council. Until 1944, the mayor (with the official title of "Chairman of the City Administrative Council") was appointed through a Tsar's decree after a candidate was suggested by the Minister of Internal Affairs. After that date, the mayor (officially "Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Sofia City (later Capital) People's Council") was formally chosen by the municipal councillors, albeit after being specified by the Bulgarian Communist Party management. 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Early Bulgar leaders bore the title of baltavar (balt-avar), which literally means ruler of Avars. Later they acquired the title Khan and Khagan, still later the title tsar. ... The Interior Minister is a member of a Cabinet in a Government. ... The Bulgarian Communist Party (Balgarska Komunisticeska Partija) was the ruling party of the Peoples Republic of Bulgaria from 1946 until 1990 when it ceased to be a Communist state. ...


Since the democratic changes and the 7th Grand National Assembly in 1990 that led to the appointment of an interim mayor, the residents of Sofia received the right to chose their mayor, the first democratically elected one being Aleksandar Yanchulev on 13 October 1991. By the time the impact of Mikhail Gorbachevs reform program in the Soviet Union was felt in Bulgaria in the late 1980s, the Communists, like their leader, had grown too feeble to resist the demand for change for long. ... The National Assembly of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Народното събрание, transliterated: Narodno Sabranie) is the unicameral parliament and body of the legislative of the Republic of Bulgaria. ... This article is about the year. ... An election is a decision making process whereby people vote for preferred political candidates or parties to act as representatives in government. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents


List

from until mayor (кмет, kmet) notes
10 February 1878 8 June 1878 Manolaki Tashev first mayor; assigned by the
provisional Russian government; died from cancer
9 June 1878 1 August 1878 Dimitar Hadzhikotsev
2 August 1878 29 December 1878 Dimitar Dimov
30 December 1878 13 September 1879 Todoraki Peshev
14 September 1879 30 June 1890 Dimitar Traykovich
1 July 1880 30 December 1880 Todor Ikonomov
15 February 1881 30 September 1881 Nikola Daskalov
1 October 1881 29 April 1883 Ivan Hadzhienov
30 April 1883 27 December 1883 Nikola Suknarov
28 December 1883 9 May 1884 Dimitar Hadzhikotsev
10 May 1884 24 August 1885 Todoraki Peshev 2nd inconsecutive term
25 August 1885 19 October 1886 Ivan Slaveykov
20 October 1886 1 November 1887 Yosif Kovachev
21 November 1887 31 August 1888 Nikola Daskalov 2nd inconsecutive term
1 September 1888 7 October 1893 Dimitar Petkov
18 October 1893 31 May 1894 Hristo Blagoev
16 July 1894 15 July 1895 Ivan Grozev
16 July 1895 30 September 1896 Dr. Dimitar Mollov
1 October 1896 7 April 1897 Grigor Nachovich
8 April 1897 11 April 1899 Dimitar Yablanski
12 April 1899 4 January 1901 Hristo Popov
4 April 1901 23 September 1903 Petar Chernev
2 March 1904 7 July 1905 Petko Nikolov
8 July 1905 21 March 1908 Martin Todorov
22 March 1908 31 March 1908 Dr. Georgi Sarafov shortest term, 9 days
1 April 1908 31 July 1908 Atanas Hranov
1 August 1908 18 October 1910 Evstati Kirkov
1 November 1910 17 August 1911 Konstantin Batolov
27 September 1911 22 May 1912 Haralampi Karastoyanov
23 May 1912 11 February 1914 Ivan Geshov
12 February 1914 18 March 1915 Petko Todorov
23 June 1915 11 August 1918 Radi Radev
12 September 1918 5 September 1920 Dr. Georgi Kalinkov
6 September 1920 8 June 1922 Konstantin Batolov 2nd inconsecutive term
8 June 1922 9 June 1923 Krum Popov shot during a coup
10 June 1923 13 July 1924 Ivan Ploshtakov
14 July 1924 16 April 1925 Paskal Paskalev killed in the St Nedelya Church bomb attack
10 June 1925 13 November 1925 Georgi Madzharov shot on the street by a dismissed director
7 April 1926 14 March 1932 Gen. Vladimir Vazov
14 March 1932 20 February 1933 Boyan Nachov
20 February 1933 25 May 1934 Dr. Haralampi Oroshakov
25 May 1934 9 September 1944 Ivan Ivanov longest term
10 September 1944 19 September 1944 Petar Slavinski shortest term, 9 days
23 September 1944 22 March 1945 Prof. Aleksi Kvartirnikov
22 March 1945 29 October 1945 Nikola Bronzov
1 November 1945 2 March 1948 Slavcho Stoilov
2 March 1948 27 May 1949 Prof. Dobri Radistilov
27 May 1949 1 November 1949 Todor Zhivkov
1 November 1949 22 December 1952 Dr. Ivan Pashov
22 December 1952 7 September 1961 Dimitar Popov
7 September 1961 20 September 1967 Georgi Petkov
20 September 1967 11 November 1971 Georgi Stoilov
11 November 1971 5 December 1977 Ivan Panev
7 March 1978 15 April 1986 Petar Mezhdurechki
15 April 1986 27 July 1990 Stefan Ninov
17 October 1990 20 October 1991 Aleksandar Karakachanov interim; Union of Democratic Forces
21 October 1991 1995 Prof. Aleksandar Yanchulev first elected mayor; Union of Democratic Forces
19 November 1995 29 June 2005 Stefan Sofiyanski Union of Democratic Forces and Union of Free Democrats
30 June 2005 9 November 2005 Minko Gerdzhikov interim
10 November 2005 incumbent Gen. Boyko Borisov independent

██ Mayor during the monarchy in Bulgaria (1878-1944) When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... A coup détat, or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group that just replaces the top power figures. ... Todor Zhivkov Todor Khristov Zhivkov (Cyrillic: Toдор XpиcÑ‚oв Живков; pronounced TO-dor KHRIS-tov ZHIF-kof) (September 7, 1911–August 5, 1998) was the Communist leader of Bulgaria from March 4, 1954 until November 10, 1989. ... The Union of Democratic Forces (Bulgarian: Съюз на демократичните сили, Saiuz na demokratichnite sili) is a Bulgarian right-of-centre political party founded in December 1989 as a union of eleven political ogranizations in opposition to the Communist government. ... An election is a decision making process whereby people vote for preferred political candidates or parties to act as representatives in government. ... Stefan Antonov Sofiyanski (born 7 November 1951 in Sofia) has been a leading member of the Union of Democratic Forces in Bulgaria and served as interim Prime Minister in 1997. ... The Union of Free Democrats (Sajuz na svobodnite demokrati) is a conservative political party in Bulgaria, led by Stefan Sofiyanski. ... Lieutenant General Boyko Borisov (Бойко Борисов) is the current mayor of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. ... Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria The Bulgarians wrote themselves an advanced democratic constitution, and power soon passed to the Liberal Party led by Stefan Stambolov. ...

██ Mayor in Communist Bulgaria (1944-1989) Communist Bulgaria began as the Peoples Republic of Bulgaria (PRB) in 1944, and ended in 1991. ...

██ Mayor in Democratic Bulgaria (since 1989) By the time the impact of Mikhail Gorbachevs reform program in the Soviet Union was felt in Bulgaria in the late 1980s, the Communists, like their leader, had grown too feeble to resist the demand for change for long. ...


Trivia

  • The most widespread given name among the mayors of Sofia is Ivan, carried by eight people that held the post. The second is Dimitar with six representatives, a large number of which in the early years of Sofia mayoralty, and Georgi is third with four.

// The given name may be single, or several names may be given (the latter are known as middle names). ... Ivan (Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian: Иван) is a male given name from Slavic origin common among Bulgarians, Croats, Russians and Serbs, equivalent to English John, French Jean or German Johann. ...

References

  • Mayors of the city of Sofia. Sofia municipality website, accessed 3 April 2006.
  • Being a mayor in Sofia — from 10 days to 10 years. Standart newspaper, Internet edition, accessed 6 April 2006.

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