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Georgi Parvanov

3rd President of Bulgaria 2002-2012

Georgi Sedefchov Parvanov (Bulgarian: Георги Седефчов Първанов, IPA: [ɡɛˈɔrɡi pɐrˈvanof]) (born 28 June 1957) is a Bulgarian historian and politician. He was President of Bulgaria from 2002 to 2012. He was elected after beating incumbent Petar Stoyanov in the second round of the November 2001 presidential election.

Georgi Parvanov, OSC
Георги Първанов
Georgi Parvanov Senate of Poland 01.jpg
3rd President of Bulgaria
In office
22 January 2002 – 22 January 2012
Prime MinisterSimeon Sakskoburggotski
Sergei Stanishev
Boyko Borisov
Vice PresidentAngel Marin
Preceded byPetar Stoyanov
Succeeded byRosen Plevneliev
Personal details
Born
Georgi Sedefchov Parvanov

(1957-06-28) 28 June 1957 (age 62)
Sirishtnik, Bulgaria
Political partyBCP (1981-1990)
BSP (1990–2002; 2012–2014)
Independent (2002–2012)
Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (2014–present)
Spouse(s)Zorka Petrova (1983–present)
ChildrenVladimir
Ivaylo
Alma materSofia University
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He took office on 22 January 2002. He was reelected in a landslide victory in 2006, becoming the first Bulgarian president to serve two terms. Parvanov supported of Bulgaria's entry into NATO and the European Union.

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