Government of Bulgaria
The Council of Ministers (Bulgarian: Министерски съвет, Ministerski săvet) 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.
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.
Structure of the CabinetEdit
The third Bulgarian Council of Ministers of Bulgaria chaired by Boyko Metodiev Borisov was voted in by 235 members of the Bulgarian Parliament (of them 134 in favor and 101 against, out of a total of 240 MPs) and sworn into term on May 4, 2017. The government is formed by the GERB Party and the parliamentary coalition of the United Patriots, with the initial support of the newcomer Volya Party of businessman Veselin Mareshki (although one of its MPs voted against). The composition of the Government is as follows:
|Deputy Prime Minister||Tomislav Donchev||GERB|
|Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economy and demographic policies||Mariyana Nikolova||United Patriots (NFSB)|
|Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the judiciary reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs||Ekaterina Zakharieva||nominated by GERB, unaffiliated|
|Deputy Prime Minister in charge of public order and national security and Minister of Defence||Krasimir Karakachanov||United Patriots (VMRO)|
|Minister of Interior||Hristo Terziyski||GERB|
|Minister of Finance||Kiril Ananiev||GERB|
|Minister in charge of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2018||Lilyana Pavlova||GERB|
|Minister of Justice||Desislava Ahladova||GERB|
|Minister of Labour and Social Policies||Denitsa Sacheva||nominated by the United Patriots|
|Minister of Regional Development and Public Works||Petya Avramova||GERB|
|Minister of Economy||Lachezar Borisov||nominated by the United Patriots|
|Minister of Energy||Temenuzhka Petkova||nominated by GERB, unaffiliated|
|Minister of Environment and Water||Emil Dimitrov||nominated by the United Patriots|
|Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry||Desislava Taneva||nominated by the United Patriots|
|Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications||Rossen Jeliazkov||GERB|
|Minister of Education and Science||Krasimir Valchev||nominated by GERB|
|Minister of Health||Kostadin Angelov||nominated by GERB, unaffiliated|
|Minister of Culture||Boil Banov|
|Minister of Tourism||Mariyana Nikolova||GERB|
|Minister of Youth and Sports||Krasen Kralev||GERB|
- "Meet Bulgaria's Gerdzhikov caretaker cabinet: CVs". The Sofia Globe. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.