Government of Bulgaria

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.[1]

Government of Bulgaria
Министерски съвет
Established5 July 1879 (1879-07-05)
LeaderPrime Minister of Bulgaria
Appointed byNational Assembly of Bulgaria
Responsible toNational Assembly of Bulgaria
HeadquartersThe Largo

The Council of Ministers building in central Sofia


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 are 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 own) may be appointed.

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

Structure of the CabinetEdit

On August 2, 2022, President Rumen Radev appointed an interim Government. The composition of the Government is as follows:

Prime Minister Galab Donev non-partisan
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of social policies and Minister of Labour and Social Policies Lazar Lazarov non-partisan
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of managing of the European funds Atanas Pekanov non-partisan
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of public order and security and Minister of Interior Ivan Demerdzhiev non-partisan
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Milkov non-partisan
Minister of Finance Rositsa Velkova-Zheleva non-partisan
Minister of Defence Dimitar Stoyanov non-partisan
Minister of Justice Krum Zarkov BSP
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Ivan Shishkov non-partisan
Minister of Economy and Industry Nikola Stoyanov non-partisan
Minister of Energy Rosen Hristov non-partisan
Minister of Environment and Water Rositsa Karamfilova-Blagova non-partisan
Minister of Agriculture Yavor Gechev BSP
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic policies and Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Aleksiev non-partisan
Minister of Education and Science Sasho Penov non-partisan
Minister of Health Asen Medzhidiev non-partisan
Minister of Culture Velislav Minekov non-partisan
Minister of Tourism Ilin Dimitrov non-partisan
Minister of Innovations and Growth Aleksandar Pulev non-partisan
Minister of Electronic Management Georgi Todorov non-partisan
Minister of Youth and Sports Vesela Lecheva BSP


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