President Georgi Parvanov of Bulgaria

In the first round of the elections, incumbent Parvanov came first with 64.
Although the office of the Bulgarian President is largely representative and executive power lies within the government,George Parvanov has played an active political role.
Georgi Parvanov has been implicated in a number of controversies, which has lead many of Bulgaria's opposition parties as well as leading politicians and intellectuals to call for his impeachment.
During his time as leader of the Socialist party, Parvanov has always been a strong supporter of a Bulgarian foreign policy balanced between the European Union and Russia.
Parvanov has been seen as one of the strongest pro-Russian politicians in Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian government, created and supported by Parvanov has taken no steps towards implementing the EU plan for energy independence from Russia.
Parvanov has made 9 official visits to Moscow as a guest to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Parvanov denies any involvement of the BSP.
During the presidential campaign of 2006, on the 8th of October, in his political program - "V Dessetkata" ("The Bull's Eye") on BTv ( Bulgaria's most popular private TV channel), the presenter Ivo Indjev, announces that he received an anonymous letter, claiming that Georgi Parvanov received a penthouse aparement, worth 100 000 EUR, as a gift from the arms trader Petar Mandzhukov.
Parvanov had previously awarded Mandzhukov state honours.
When on an official visit to Uzbekistan in December 2008, Parvanov was taken by his hosts to visited the Nuratinsky National Park.
Parvanov is a world champoin in visits to Moscow" (in Bulgarian.
Parvanov is a big help in that direction.
Parvanov is not "illegitimate" beacuse there is no law in Bulgaria banning former secret agents from occupying high state positions.
Georgi Parvanov – member of the leadership of the Bulgarian Socialist party In 1994 Georgi Parvanov was elected deputy chairman of the Bulgarian Socialist Party.
The officer claims that Parvanov has agreed for the intelligence to further use his services.
In his words, the officer has stated in his written report to his superiors, that “Parvanov accepts to collaborate with the State Security out of patriotic motives, on patriotic grounds.
Bonev comments that Parvanov was invited into the Committee, once his file was discovered.
Recent polls show: The public trust in president Georgi Parvanov has decreased with 10 points within the next month – since the scandal of his belonging to the secret Communist police took first appeared.
It is usually said that Parvanov is a historian.
Since December 1996 Parvanov has been Head of the Supreme Council of the Bulgarian Socialist Party.
To put the matter rudely, we have no proof that Parvanov has ever in his life done any work worth 2 cents (btw this is also true for our PM Sergey Stanishev, also a Socialist.
Why do you think that Parvanov is better? Siderov offers much xenophobic talk, but as far as I know, he has never supported an actual genocide, while Parvanov openly supported the "Butcher of the Balkans" Milosevic.
Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has won a second five-year term, beating a nationalist opponent with a landslide victory in the run-up to EU membership.
President Parvanov has been credited with keeping the country on the reform path necessary to satisfy the EU.
Mr Parvanov is respected for his efforts to raise Bulgaria's international profile ahead of Nato and EU membership.
Early years Georgi Parvanov was born in the village of SirishtnikFacts About SirishtnikSirishtnik is a village in western Bulgaria, part of Kovachevtsi municipality, Pernik Province.
A year later, on 19 July 2007, a special Commission for Opening the Files determined officially that the President Georgi Parvanov was listed as a secret police collaborator of the former Communist Security Service from 1989 till 1993.
2006 Elections In the first round of the elections, incumbent Parvanov came first with 64.
Current President Georgi Parvanov is expected to be easily re-elected for a second term, though the elections will probably go to a runoff due to expected low turnout.
According to each and every public poll, current President of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov is the leading candidate at these presidential elections.
Parvanov was elected chairman of the party in 1996 and reelected in 2000.
Last week, President Georgi Parvanov said Bulgaria might prepare to relaunch one of its closed units at the Kozlodui nuclear power plant.
Earlier, Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko in a telephone call with his Bulgarian counterpart Georgi Parvanov had promised to supply gas from Ukraine's own reserves, with Kiev aiming to supply Bulgaria with 2.
Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov said that Turkmenistan has backed a proposal to provide 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas to his EU-member nation.
Parvanov is on a two-day official visit to Albania.
Last week, President Georgi Parvanov said Bulgaria might prepare to relaunch one of its closed units at the Kozlodui.
President Parvanov is interviewed here by former US.
Georgi Parvanov is the current President of Bulgaria.
When a special commission opened his file on July 19, 2007, it was determined that Parvanov had been collaborated with the secret police between 1989 and 1993.
Bulgaria President: Obligatory Voting Might Give Birth to Political MonstersJul 7 - Seeded by steve1151Source: Novinite-Sofia News Agency - Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov said at the end of Monday's discussion of the proposed electoral system reform that he himself initiated that he was firmly against the introduction of obligatory voting.
Georgi Parvanov was born on 28 June 1957 in Sirishnik, Pernik District.
For the period 1994-2001 Parvanov was a Member of Parliament.
As far as the controversy over Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant is concerned, Parvanov says the only alternative for Bulgaria now is to build the Belene NPP as quickly as possible.
Georgi Parvanov knows how to tackle that feeling because he has been there before.
My victory is a historic and unprecedented event in the history of the country during its years of transition, President Georgi Parvanov said in his first press conference after the win.
And an active player Parvanov is obliged to be during the next five years - to justify the trust of 2,000,030 Bulgarians and win on his side those 3,755,531 Bulgarians, who did not vote.
Georgi Parvanov was born in the village of Sirishtnik, Pernik Region, on June 28, 1957.
President Parvanov is a staunch supporter of the creation of a network of Bulgarian cultural centres abroad.
Georgi Parvanov met the five Bulgarian nurses charged on the Libyan AIDS case during his official visit to Libya.
1996: Heads the party, again amid a political crisis, when due to unsuccessful governance the BSP faces a dramatic fall from office.
Georgi Parvanov was elected president of the Republic of Bulgaria on 18 November 2001.
Born on 28 June 1957, Parvanov joined the Bulgarian Communist Party (BCP) in 1981.
A historian by profession, Parvanov is also the author of a number of articles and essays.
Bulgaria has to start immediate preparations to reactivate the Unit 3 reactor of the Kozloduy nuclear plant following the abrupt stoppage in Russian gas supplies, Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov said.
The Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov had a phone conversation with his Romanian counterpart Traian Basescu, the President's press center reported on Sunday.
Bilateral ties between Russia and Belarus over the South Stream gas pipeline and other energy deals will progress despite the economy, Russian officials said.
President Georgi Parvanov is the head of state for Bulgaria.
Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov had a phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Victor Yushchenko, the Presidents press center reported Saturday.
Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov is scheduled to travel to Tokyo on Jan 25 for a five-day visit, during which he will meet with Japanese Prime Minister.
In his traditional New Year’s address to Bulgarians, President Georgi Parvanov said that 2008 was an important and not unambiguous year.