Georgi Traykov

Georgi Traykov Girovski, also known as Georgi Traykov (Bulgarian: Георги Трайков Гировски, 14 April 1898, Varbeni, Manastir Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (today Itea, Greece) – 14 January 1975, Sofia, Bulgaria), was a Bulgarian politician and the longtime leader of Bulgarian Agrarian National Union. Traykov became leader of the Agrarian Union in December 1947, a year after the Bulgarian Communist Party rise to power. He quickly dismissed officials not affiliated with the Bulgarian Communist Party, helping to make the party a loyal partner of the Communists.[1]

Georgi Traykov
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Chairman of the Presidium of the National Assembly
In office
23 April 1964 – 7 July 1971
Preceded byDimitar Ganev
Succeeded byTodor Zhivkov (as Chairman of the State Council)
First Deputy Chairman of the State Council
In office
27 July 1972 – 1 November 1974
Preceded byKrastyu Trichkov
Succeeded byPetur Tanchev
Chairperson of the National Assembly
In office
7 July 1971 – 27 April 1972
Preceded bySava Ganovski
Succeeded byVladimir Bonev
Personal details
Born(1898-04-14)14 April 1898
Varbeni, Manastir Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
(today Itea, Greece)
Died14 January 1975(1975-01-14) (aged 76)
Sofia, Bulgarian People's Republic
Political partyBulgarian Agrarian National Union
ProfessionPolitician

On April 23, 1964, he became the nominal head of state and Chairman of the Presidium of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, following the death of Dimitar Ganev. He remained head of state until July 7, 1971 when the leader of the communist party, Todor Zhivkov, took that position as the Chairman of the State Council. Nearly a year later, In April 1972, Traykov also gave up his position as chairman of the national assembly. In July 1972 Traykov was appointed as First Deputy Chairman of the State Council and held this post until November 1974.[2]

Traykov won a Lenin Peace Prize in 1962. Traykov died on January 14, 1975, aged 76.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guide to the memoirs of the Bulgarian Communist Party, stored in the Central State Archives. Archival reference books, volume 6 (PDF). Sofia: Main Department of Archives at the Council of Ministers. Central State Archives. 2003.
  2. ^ Kumanov, Milen (1991). Political parties, organizations and movements in Bulgaria and their leaders 1879 - 1949. Sofia: Prosveta.
Political offices
Preceded by
Dimitar Ganev
Chairman of the Presidium of the National Assembly
23 April 1964 – 7 July 1971
Succeeded by
Todor Zhivkov (as Chairman of the State Council)