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The Council of Ministers (Bulgarian: Министерски съвет, Ministerski savet) 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 were 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 their own) may be appointed.

The Council of Ministers office is located in central Sofia and is part of the Largo architectural ensemble.


This is a list of the current (as of 2009) ministries of the government of Bulgaria:

Office Incumbent Since Party
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov 2009 GERB
Foreign Minister Rumiana Jeleva 2009 GERB
Minister of Education, Youth and Sciences Yordanka Fandakova untill November 2009, Sergay Ignatov since 2009 GERB
Minister of Defence Nikolay Mladenov 2009 GERB
Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime-Minister Simeon Djankov 2009 GERB
Minister of the Interior and Deputy Prime-Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov 2009 GERB
Minister of Justice Margarita Popova 2009 GERB
Minister of Health Bozhidar Nanev 2009 GERB
Minister of Agriculture and Food Miroslav Naydenov 2009 GERB
Minister of Labour and Social Policy Totyu Mladenov 2009 GERB
Minister of Transport Alexander Tsvetkov 2009 GERB
Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism Traycho Traykov 2009 GERB
Minister of Environment and Water Nona Karadzhova 2009 GERB
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Rosen Plevneliev 2009 GERB
Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov 2009 GERB
Minister of Sport Svilen Neykov 2009 GERB
Minister without portfolio in charge of Bulgarians abroad Bozhidar Dimitrov 2009 GERB

In addition to these, there exist these ministry-level state agencies:

  • State Agency for Information Technology and Communications (Bulgaria)

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