Acad. Nikolay Denkov
Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria
Acad. Nikolay Denkov was born in Stara Zagora in 1962, he graduated in chemistry at Sofia University, where he then worked as a tutor. Since 2007 he has been a doctor of chemical sciences, since 2008 he has been a professor, and since 2021 he has been an academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Denkov engaged in political activity as the Deputy Minister of Education and Science in the second government of Boyko Borisov (2014 – 2016). After that, he was the Minister of Education and Science in the caretaker governments of Ognyan Gerdzhikov (January-May 2017) and Stefan Yanev (May-December 2021) appointed by President Rumen Radev, as well as in the regular government of Kiril Petkov (December 2021 – August 2022). In October 2022, he was elected as a member of parliament from “Continuing the change” and is the party’s candidate for prime minister, but did not gather a majority in parliament. After early parliamentary elections, on June 6, 2023, he heads a government supported by “We continue the change – Democratic Bulgaria” and GERB-SDS.