Ministry of Justice (Bulgaria)

Established by Decree No 1 of July 5, 1879, the Ministry of Justice of Bulgaria is the link between the executive and judicial branches of power. It directs the writing of new laws related to the judiciary and offers feedback on laws prepared by other government organizations.[1]

The building of the Ministry of Justice on 1 Slavyanska Street in София

List of ministersEdit

Minister of Justice (1879–1997)Edit

Government Name Dates Party
1 Dimitar Grekov July 5, 1879 – November 24, 1879 Conservative Party
2 Dimitar Grekov November 24, 1879 – March 26, 1880 Conservative Party
3 Hristo Stoyanov March 26, 1880 – November 28, 1880 non-Party
4 Petko Karavelov 28 November 1880 – 27 April 1881 Liberal Party
5 Porphyry Stamatov April 27, 1881 – July 1, 1881 non-Party
6 Georgi Teoharov July 1, 1881 – June 23, 1882 non-Party
7 Dimitar Grekov June 23, 1882 – March 3, 1883 Conservative Party
7 Georgi Teoharov 3 March 1883 – 23 June 1883 non-Party
7 Hristo Stoyanov June 23, 1883 – September 7, 1883 non-Party
8 Konstantin Stoilov September 7, 1883 – December 31, 1883 Conservative Party
9 Konstantin Potyanov 1 January 1883 – 29 June 1884 Progressive Liberal Party
10 Vasil Radoslavov June 29, 1884 – July 15, 1886 Liberal Party
10 Gavril Oroshakov July 15, 1886 – August 9, 1886 Liberal Party
11 Vasil Radoslavov 9 August 1886 – August 12, 1886 Liberal Party
12 Gavril Oroshakov 12 August 1886 – August 16, 1886 Liberal Party
13 Dimitar Tonchev 16 August 1886 – 26 August 1886 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
13 Konstantin Stoilov 26 August 1886 – 28 June 1887 Conservative Party
14 Konstantin Stoilov June 29, 1887 – August 20, 1887 Conservative Party
15 Konstantin Stoilov 20 August 1887 – 12 December 1888 Conservative Party
15 Dimitar Tonchev December 12, 1888 – September 20, 1891 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
15 Dimitar Grekov September 20, 1891 – February 13, 1892 National Liberal Party
15 Ivan Salabashev 13 February 1892 – 12 December 1892 National Liberal Party
15 Panayot Slavkov 12 December 1892 – 19 November 1893 National Liberal Party
15 Konstantin Potyanov 19 November 1893 – 19 May 1894 National Liberal Party
16 Vasil Radoslavov 19 May 1894 – 17 September 1894 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
16 Peter Peshev 17 September 1894 – 9 December 1894 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
17 Dimitar Mincevic December 9, 1894 – November 13, 1895 People's Party
17 Konstantin Stoilov November 13, 1895 – February 10, 1896 People's Party
17 Theodor Teodorov 10 February 1896 – 26 August 1897 People's Party
17 Georgi Zgurev 26 August 1897 – 18 January 1899 People's Party
18 Peter Peshev 19 January 1899 – 1 October 1899 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
19 Peter Peshev 1 October 1899 – 27 November 1900 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
20 Peter Danchov November 27, 1900 – January 12, 1901 non-Party
21 Peter Danchov 12 January 1901 – 20 February 1901 non-Party
22 Alexander Radev 20 February 1901 – 21 December 1901 Progressive Liberal Party
23 Alexander Radev 21 December 1901 – 4 November 1902 Progressive Liberal Party
24 Hristo Todorov 4 November 1902 – 18 March 1903 Progressive Liberal Party
25 Hristo Todorov March 18, 1903 – May 6, 1903 Progressive Liberal Party
26 Nikola Genadiev May 6, 1903 – January 30, 1904 National Liberal Party
26 Peter Staikov January 30, 1904 – August 18, 1905 National Liberal Party
26 Konstantin Panayodov 18 August 1905 – 22 October 1906 National Liberal Party
27 Konstantin Panayodov October 23, 1906 – February 26, 1907 National Liberal Party
28 Konstantin Panayodov 27 February 1907 – 3 March 1907 National Liberal Party
29 Konstantin Panayodov March 3, 1907 – January 16, 1908 National Liberal Party
30 Todor Krastev January 16, 1908 – September 5, 1910 Democratic Party
31 Hristo Slaveykov September 5, 1910 – March 16, 1911 Democratic Party
32 Peter Abrashev March 16, 1911 – June 1, 1913 Progressive Liberal Party
33 Peter Abrashev June 1, 1913 – July 4, 1913 Progressive Liberal Party
34 Peter Peshev July 4, 1913 – September 23, 1913 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
34 Hristo Popov September 23, 1913 – December 23, 1913 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
35 Hristo Popov December 23, 1913 – June 21, 1918 Liberal Party (Radoslavists)
36 Joseph Fedenhecht June 21, 1918 – October 17, 1918 Radical Democratic Party
37 Alexander Malinov October 17, 1918 – November 28, 1918 Democratic Party
38 Peter Djidrov November 28, 1918 – May 7, 1919 BRDS
39 Venelin Ganev May 8, 1919 – October 6, 1919 Radical Democratic Party
40 Marko Turlakov 6 October 1919 – 21 February 1920 BANU
40 Alexander Radolov 21 February 1920 – 9 November 1921 BANU
40 Peter Yanev 9 November 1921 – 9 February 1923 BANU
41 Peter Yanev 9 February 1923 – 14 March 1923 BANU
41 Spas Duparinov March 14, 1923 – June 9, 1923 BANU
42 Boyan Smilov June 9, 1923 – September 22, 1923 National Liberal Party
43 Yanko Stoyanchov September 22, 1923 – January 29, 1924 Democratic conspiracy
43 Rashko Madzharov January 29, 1924 – November 3, 1924 Democratic conspiracy
43 Tsvyatko Boboshevski November 3, 1924 – January 4, 1926 Democratic conspiracy
44 Todor Kulev 4 January 1926 – 12 September 1928 Democratic conspiracy
45 Todor Kulev September 12, 1928 – May 15, 1930 Democratic conspiracy
46 Kancho Milanov 15 May 1930 – 29 June 1931 Democratic conspiracy
47 Dimitar Varbanov June 29, 1931 – October 12, 1931 National Liberal Party
48 Dimitar Varbanov October 12, 1931 – September 7, 1932 National Liberal Party
49 Dimitar Varbanov September 7, 1932 – December 31, 1932 National Liberal Party
50 Nikola Mushanov December 31, 1932 – January 19, 1933 Democratic Party
50 Jordan Kachakov 19 January 1932 – 19 May 1934 National Liberal Party
51 Peter Midilev May 19, 1934 – May 23, 1934 non-Party
51 Kimon Georgiev May 23, 1934 – January 22, 1935 Unit
52 Mihail Kalenderov January 22, 1935 – January 29, 1935 non-Party
52 Lyuben Dikov January 29, 1935 – April 21, 1935 non-Party
53 Angel Karagyozov April 21, 1935 – November 23, 1935 non-Party
54 Dimitar Peshev November 23, 1935 – July 4, 1936 non-Party
55 Angel Karagyozov July 4, 1936 – May 21, 1937 non-Party
55 Alexander Ognyanov May 21, 1937 – January 28, 1938 non-Party
55 Ilia Kozhuharov January 28, 1938 – November 14, 1938 non-Party
56 Nikola Yotov November 14, 1938 – October 23, 1939 non-Party
57 Vasil Mitakov 23 October 1939 – 15 February 1940 non-Party
58 Vasil Mitakov 15 February 1940 – 11 April 1942 non-Party
59 Konstantin Partov April 11, 1942 – September 14, 1943 non-Party
60 Konstantin Partov September 14, 1943 – June 1, 1944 non-Party
61 Rousse Russev 1 June 1944 – 12 June 1944 non-Party
61 Alexander Staliiski June 12, 1944 – September 2, 1944 non-Party
62 Boris Pavlov September 2, 1944 – September 9, 1944 Democratic Party
63 Mincho Neychev 9 September 1944 – 31 March 1946 BRP (k)
64 Luben Kolarov 31 March 1946 – 22 November 1946 BANU
65 Radi Naydenov November 23, 1946 – December 11, 1947 BANU
66 Radi Naydenov December 12, 1947 – July 20, 1949 BANU
67 Radi Naydenov July 20, 1949 – January 20, 1950 BANU
68 Radi Naydenov January 20, 1950 – January 20, 1954 BANU
69 Radi Naydenov January 20, 1954 – April 18, 1956 BANU
70 Radi Naydenov April 18, 1956 – January 15, 1958 BANU
71 Radi Naydenov 15 January 1958 – 17 March 1962 BANU
72 Peter Tanchev March 17, 1962 – November 27, 1962 BANU
73 Peter Tanchev 27 November 1962 – 12 March 1966 BANU
74 Svetla Daskalova [bg] [1st female] 12 March 1966 – 9 July 1971 BANU
75 Svetla Daskalova July 9, 1971 – June 17, 1976 BANU
76 Svetla Daskalova June 17, 1976 – June 18, 1981 BANU
77 Svetla Daskalova 18 June 1981 – 19 June 1986 BANU
78 Svetla Daskalova 19 June 1986 – 8 February 1990 BANU
79 Pencho Penev 8 February 1990 – 5 September 1990 BANU
79 Angel Djambazov 5 September 1990 – 21 September 1990 BSP
80 Angel Djambazov September 21, 1990 – December 20, 1990 BSP
81 Pencho Penev 22 December 1990 – 8 November 1991 BSP
82 Svetoslav Luchnikov 8 November 1991 – 30 December 1992 UDF
83 Misho Valchev 30 December 1992 – 23 June 1993 non-Party
83 Peter Kornajev 23 June 1993 – 17 October 1994 BSDP
84 Theodore Chipev 17 October 1994 – 25 January 1995 non-Party
85 Mladen Chervenyakov 25 January 1995 to 12 February 1997 BSP
86 Haralambi Anchev 12 February 1997 – 21 May 1997 non-Party

Minister for Justice and Legal European Integration (1997–1999)Edit

Government Name Dates Party
87 Vasil Gotsev 21 May 1997 – 21 December 1999 Democratic Party

Minister of Justice (1999–present)Edit

Government Name Dates Party
87 Theodosius Simeonov 21 December 1999 – 24 July 2001 UDF
88 Anton Stankov 24 July 2001 – 17 August 2005 NMSS
89 Georgi Petkanov 17 August 2005 – 19 July 2007 NMSS
89 Miglena Tacheva 19 July 2007 – 27 July 2009 NMSS
90 Margarita Popova July 27, 2009 – November 30, 2011 GERB
90 Diana Kovacheva 30 November 2011 – 13 March 2013 GERB
91 Dragomir Yordanov March 13, 2013 – May 29, 2013 non-Party
92 Zinaida Zlatanova May 29, 2013 – August 6, 2014 non-Party
93 Hristo Ivanov (b. 13 September 1974) 6 August 2014 – 7 November 2014 non-Party
94 Hristo Ivanov 7 November 2014 – 18 December 2015 non-Party
94 Ekaterina Zaharieva December 18, 2015 – January 27, 2017 non-Party
95 Maria Pavlova January 27, 2017 – May 4, 2017 non-Party
96 Tsetska Tsacheva May 4, 2017 – April 5, 2019 GERB
97 Danail Kirov April 5, 2019 – September 3, 2020 GERB
98 Desislava Akhladova September 3, 2020 – present non-Party

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Министър: Правомощия и отговорности" [Minister: Powers and Obligations]. Ministry of Justice official website. Retrieved 3 August 2015.

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