THE 2014 DIRECTORY OF THE RULING GOVERNMENT IN BULGARIA,
ITS DISTRICTS GOVERNORS, THE MAYORS OF ITS CAPITALS AND THE REPRESENTATION ABROAD
updated until march 2014
General elections of a new parliament in Bulgaria have been held on May 12th 2013. The results were that the number of parliamentarians in the former leading party GERB (which stands for Citizens for an European Development of Bulgaria) declined from 117 to 97 persons, whereas the number of socialists (BSP) more than doubled to 84 parliamentarians and the Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedom (DPS) consolidated its position with 36 members. As the latter parties were not eager to negotiate with GERB, they decided to explore a coalition. In a very short time they succeeded - with the help of the 23 members of the party Ataka. This “business- government” (table 1) replaced the previous interim one; not any of the latter persons prolonged its position. As a result only a few ministers do have a political experience . It is remarkable that eight of them were a professor (in table 1 marked as p) or an university teacher (t). Many of the deputy ministers who - after a provisional filling in spring - have been appointed in June 2013 (table 2) also don’t have political experience. Unfortunately the information in this table is not complete, as there have been a lot of differences in the enumerations which have been published in the past months. Moreover there is still a frequent turn-over. In table 3 are presented the ruling governors of the districts, who have replaced the since spring temporarily acting functionaries. In table 4 is given a survey of the mayors in the provincial capitals, elected in 2011. Table 5 finally presents the formal Bulgarian representation by sixty ambassadors in the world.