Reneta Indzhova

Reneta Ivanova Indzhova (Bulgarian: Ренета Иванова Инджова [rɛˈnɛtɐ inˈd͡ʒɔvɐ]) (born 6 July 1953)[1] is a Bulgarian politician and manager. Between October 1994 and January 1995 she served as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, the first, and so far, only, woman in Bulgaria to hold this office.[2]

Reneta Indzhova
Ренета Инджова
Prime Minister of Bulgaria
In office
17 October 1994 – 25 January 1995
PresidentZhelyu Zhelev
Preceded byLyuben Berov
Succeeded byZhan Videnov
Personal details
Born (1953-07-06) 6 July 1953 (age 67)
Nova Zagora, Bulgaria
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Boyan Slavenkov (Divorced)
Alma materUniversity of National and World Economy


Reneta Indzhova was born 6 July 1953 in Nova Zagora. She studied at the university, obtained a PhD and became professor of political economy. She married and had a child, but later divorced. She worked as a financial expert for the liberal-conservative Democratic Union (UDF) and was head of Bulgaria's Privatization Agency (1992–1994).

Interim Prime Minister of BulgariaEdit

Indzhova was appointed by President Zhelev, former leader of the UDF, to head a caretaker government after the collapse of Lyuben Berov's cabinet. During her brief time in office she gained some popularity for her efforts to combat organized crime.[3]

Subsequent rolesEdit

In 1995 Indzhova ran for Mayor of Sofia as an independent, finishing third. In 2001 she took part in the presidential elections but failed to garner significant support.

In 2014 she appeared in the headlines for the first time in more than a decade. As head of the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria, she accused her two direct subordinates for exerting undue political pressure in the institution.[4]


  1. ^ "Reneta Indzhova - former Prime Minister". Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  2. ^ Skard, Torild (2014) "Reneta Indzhova" in Women of power - half a century of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide, Bristol: Policy Press, ISBN 978-1-44731-578-0
  3. ^ Perlez, Jane (December 18, 1994). "Ex-Communists in Bulgaria Are Poised for Return to Power". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  4. ^ Internal Disputes in the National Statistical Institute
Political offices
Preceded by
Lyuben Berov
Prime Minister of Bulgaria

Succeeded by
Zhan Videnov