Zhelyu Zhelev facts for kids
|2nd President of Bulgaria|
1 August 1990 – 22 January 1997
|Prime Minister||Andrey Lukanov
Reneta Indzhova (acting)
Atanas Semerdzhiev (1 August 1990 – 22 January 1992)
|Preceded by||Nikolai Todorov (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Petar Stoyanov|
|Chairman of the Union of Democratic Forces|
1989 - 1990
|Preceded by||Office Established|
|Succeeded by||Petar Beron|
Zhelyu Mitev Zhelev
3 March 1935
|Died||30 January 2015
|Political party||Union of Democratic Forces|
Zhelyu Mitev Zhelev (Bulgarian: Желю Митев Желев; 3 March 1935 – 30 January 2015) was a Bulgarian politician, philosopher, writer, and dissident. He served as the second President of Bulgaria from 1 August 1990 to 22 January 1997. He was the first non-communist to hold office.
Zhelev was born in Smyadovo. He was married to Maria Zheleva and had two children.
Zhelev died on 30 January 2015 in Sofia, aged 79.
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