Government of Bulgaria

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The Council of Ministers (Bulgarian: Министерски съвет, Ministerski savet) is the main authority of the executive power in the Republic of Bulgaria. It consists of the Prime Minister of Bulgaria and all the specialized ministers.

After the compositions of the Council of Ministers is decided by the newly-elected government, the deputies who are chosen to become ministers temporarily lose their deputy rights while being ministers. These rights are restored in case they are released from the Council of Ministers or the government falls from power. This is in contrast to how deputy ministers and other government officials are treated when they were elected as deputies.

Sometimes, with the purpose of preserving the political representation of different parties or groups in the Council of Ministers, one or more ministers without portfolio (lacking a ministry of their own) may be appointed.

The Council of Ministers office is located in central Sofia and is part of the Largo architectural ensemble.

Structure of the Current Cabinet

This is a list of the current (as of September 2010) ministries of the government of Bulgaria:

Office Incumbent Since Party
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov 2009 GERB
Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov since January 2010, preceded by Rumiana Jeleva 2009 GERB
Minister of Education, Youth and Sciences Sergei Ignatov since November 2009, preceded by Yordanka Fandakova 2009 GERB
Minister of Defence Anyu Angelov since January 2010, preceded by Nikolay Mladenov 2009 GERB
Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime-Minister Simeon Djankov 2009 GERB
Minister of the Interior and Deputy Prime-Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov 2009 GERB
Minister of Justice Margarita Popova 2009 GERB
Minister of Health Stefan Konstantinov, preceded by Anna-Maria Borisova (April 7, 2010 - September 29, 2010), Bozhidar Nanev until March 30, 2010 2009 GERB
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Miroslav Naydenov 2009 GERB
Minister of Labour and Social Policy Totyu Mladenov 2009 GERB
Minister of Transport Ivaylo Moskovski since May 2011, preceded by Alexander Tsvetkov 2011 GERB
Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism Traycho Traykov 2009 GERB
Minister of Environment and Water Nona Karadzhova 2009 GERB
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Lilyana Pavlova since September 2011, preceded by Rosen Plevneliev 2011 GERB
Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov 2009 GERB
Minister of Sport Svilen Neykov 2009 GERB
Minister for European Union funds Tomislav Donchev since March 2010 [1] 2010 GERB

In addition to these, there exist these ministry-level state agencies:

  • State Agency for Information Technology and Communications (Bulgaria)


  1. ^ Tomislav Donchev (36) - Minister for European Union funds (since March 2010), Sofia Echo /, April 1, 2010

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