Georgi Atanasov (politician)

Georgi Ivanov Atanasov (Bulgarian: Георги Иванов Атанасов; born 25 July 1933) was a leading member of the Bulgarian Communist Party who served as Prime Minister from 1986 to 1990. Atanasov supported the move to oust Todor Zhivkov as Chairman of the State Council, joining Petar Mladenov in leading the opposition. In November 1992 he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for embezzlement, although he was pardoned in 1994.[1] He is currently the oldest living former prime minister of Bulgaria. He is the last Communist prime minister of Bulgaria who is still alive as of 28 October 2021.

Georgi Atanasov
Георги Атанасов
39th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
In office
21 March 1986 – 3 February 1990
Preceded byGrisha Filipov
Succeeded byAndrey Lukanov
Personal details
Born (1933-07-25) July 25, 1933 (age 88)
Pravoslaven, Parvomay, Tsardom of Bulgaria
Political partyBulgarian Communist Party (1947–1990)
Independent (1990–present)


Political offices
Preceded by
Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Succeeded by