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Bulgaria Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1997 Privatisation

Parliament(National Assembly)

Address:Narodno Sabranie Sq.
1000 Sofia
tel.: 00359/02/8 401

The 38th ordinary National Assembly was elected on April 19, 1997 according to the proportional system, pursuant to art. 5, par. 1, of the Electoral Law. In accordance with Chapter 5 of the Electoral Law, the electoral process was carried out by an autonomous system of collective bodies established by the political forces in a democratic way on all levels: a Central Electoral Commission, 31 regional and 225 municipal and section commissions.

The Central Electoral Commission in the elections registered 35 parties and coalitions and 10 independent candidates for the 38 National Assembly.

Chairman:
Yordan Sokolov
tel. 02/840 2334 and 02/840 2344

Deputy chairmen:
Ivan Kourtev for the Union of Democratic Forces
tel. 02/840 2351 and 02/840 2352
Blagovest Sendov for the Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left
tel. 02/840 2513

Rolling:
Petya Shopova for the Parliamentary Group of the Euro-Left
Prof. Christo Stoyanov for the Parliamentary Group of the Bulgarian Business Block
Alexander Djerov for the Parliamentary Group of People's Union - Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union, Democratic Party
tel. 02/840 2306

Parliamentary Secretaries:

Victoria Vassileva for the Parliamentary Group of the Union of Democratic Forces
Vassil Klyavkov for the Parliamentary Group of the Union of Democratic Forces
Anelia Toshkova for the Parliamentary Group of the Union of Democratic Forces
Ilia Petrov for the Parliamentary Group of the Union of Democratic Forces
Christo Dimitrov for the Parliamentary Group of the Union of Democratic Forces
Atanas Merdjanov for the Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left
Svilen Dimitrov for the Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left
Kamen Kostadinov for the Parliamentary Group of the Alliance for National Salvation
Ivan Boykov for the Parliamentary Group of the Euro-Left
Kalcho Chukarov for the Parliamentary Group of the Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union, Democratic Party
Ivan Dimitrov for the Parliamentary Group of the Bulgarian Business Block

Breakdown of seats in Parliament by Political Forces

Total - 240 seats

United Democratic Forces (UtdDF) - 137 seats
Democratic Left - 58 seats
Alliance for National Salvation (ANS) - 19 seats
Euro-Left - 14 seats
Bulgarian Business Bloc (BBB) - 12 seats

 

Chairmen Of Permanent Committees Of The National Assembly

Agriculture, Forestry and Land Reform Committee - Vladislav Kostov
Budget and Finance Committee - Yordan Tsonev
Committee of Culture and Mass Media - Stoyan Raychevski
Economic Policy Committee - Nikola Nikolov
Education and Science Committee - Georgui Tzanev
Energy and Power Resources Committee - Cyril Ermenkov
Environmental Protection and Waters Committee - Lachezar Toshev
Foreign Policy Committee - Asen Agov
Healthcare, Youth and Sports Committee - Borislav Kitov
Human Rights, Faiths, Citizens' Complaints and Petitions Committee - Ivan Sungarski
Labor, Social and Demographic Issues Committee - Svetlana Dyankova
National Security Committee - Christo Bisserov
Regional Policy and Public Works Committee - Tsonyo Botev
State's Organization and Anti-Corruption Committee - Svetoslav Luchnikov

Presidency of the Republic of Bulgaria
Address: 2 Dondukov Blvd., 1123 Sofia
Phone: (+359) 83 839

 

President of the Republic of Bulgaria:

Petar Stoyanov

Beginning of the mandate: January 19, 1997
End of the mandate: January, 2001

The President is the head of the state. He symbolizes the national unity and represents the Republic of Bulgaria on international level. The President is assisted by a Vice President. The current Vice President is Todor Kavaldjiev.

President's Duties: Schedules parliamentary and local elections and sets a date for national referendums called for by the National Assembly. Signs international agreements in the cases required by the law. Publishes the laws. Approves changes of the boundaries of administrative districts and their principal towns as proposed by the Council of Ministers. Appoints and discharges from office the heads of the Bulgarian diplomatic missions abroad as well as permanent representatives to international organizations as proposed by the Council of Ministers. Accepts credentials and letters of revocation presented by the foreign ambassadors accredited to Bulgaria. Appoints and discharges from office civil servants in the cases envisaged by the law. Grants and revokes Bulgarian citizenship; grants asylums and pardons; cancels state debts; gives names to places of national importance; informs the National Assembly about important issues. Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria. Chairs the National Security Consultative Council, announces general or partial mobilization upon a proposal of the Council of Ministers, declares states of war or other states of emergency in cases of military aggression against the country or in compliance with international commitments if the National Assembly is disbanded.

 
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