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|Became President:||January 22, 2002|
|Date of Birth:||June 28, 1957|
|Place of Birth:||Sirishtchnik|
Georgi Sedefchov Purvanov (Bulgarian: Георги Първанов) (born June 28, 1957) has been the President of Bulgaria since January 22, 2002. He is in favour of Bulgarian membership of NATO and the European Union. He identifies himself as a socialist. He became president after defeating his predecessor, Petur Stoyanov, in the November 2001 presidential election.
Place of birth: Sirishnik, Pernik district
Professional Career: Joined the Institute of History of the Bulgarian Communist Party as researcher: 1981 Main interest: the Bulgarian national issue and the early history of social democracy in Bulgaria Senior Research Associate: 1989
Political career: Member of the Bulgarian Communist Party since 1981 Deputy Chairman of the BSP Supreme Council: 1994Chairman of the BSP Supreme Council: 1996 Re-elected Chairman of the BSP Supreme Council: 2000 Member of Parliament: 1994-2001 Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for Friendship with Greece and member of the Parliamentary Committee on Radio and Television: 1994-1997 Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left and the Parliamentary Group of Coalition for Bulgaria: 1997-2001
Publications: Dozens of scientific articles, monographs and books, including: Dimitar Blagoev and the Bulgarian National Problem 1879-1917 /1988/, From Bouzloudja to the Corona Theatre. An Attempt at a New Reading of Pages from the BSP's Social Democratic Period /1995/, The Bulgarian Social Democracy and the Macedonian Issue at the End of the 19th Century up to 1918 /1997/, Before and after the 10th /2001/.
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