The Council of Ministers building in central Sofia
The Council of Ministers building in central Sofia

The Council of Ministers (Bulgarian: Министерски съвет, Ministerski săvet[1]) 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.

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

Structure of the Cabinet

On May 12, 2021, President Rumen Radev appointed an interim Government.[2][3] The composition of the Government is as follows:

Prime Minister Stefan Yanev non-partisan
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic and social policies and Minister of Labour and Social Policies Galab Donev non-partisan
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of managing of the European funds Atanas Pekanov non-partisan
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of public order and national security and Minister of Interior Boyko Rashkov non-partisan
Minister of Foreign Affairs Svetlan Stoev non-partisan
Minister of Finance Asen Vasilev non-partisan
Minister of Defence Georgi Panayotov non-partisan
Minister of Justice Yanaki Stoilov BSP
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Violeta Komitova non-partisan
Minister of Economy Kiril Petkov non-partisan
Minister of Energy Andrey Zhivkov non-partisan
Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev non-partisan
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Hristo Bozukov non-partisan
Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Georgi Todorov non-partisan
Minister of Education and Science Nikolay Denkov non-partisan
Minister of Health Stoycho Katsarov non-partisan
Minister of Culture Velislav Minekov non-partisan
Minister of Tourism Stela Baltova non-partisan
Minister of Youth and Sports Andrey Kuzmanov non-partisan


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