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Dimitar Iliev Popov

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President  Zhelyu Zhelev
Succeeded by  Philip Dimitrov
Name  Dimitar Popov
Political party  Independent
Preceded by  Andrey Lukanov

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Born  26 June 1927 Kula, Bulgaria (1927-06-26)
Died  December 5, 2015, Bulgaria

Dimitar Iliev Popov (Покрива) (Bulgarian: Димитър Илиев Попов; 26 June 1927 – 5 December 2015) was a leading Bulgarian judge and the first Prime Minister of the country not to be a member of the Bulgarian Communist Party since 1946.

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Popov, who did not have any party affiliation and was chosen for his perceived impartiality as a member of the judiciary, was selected to head the new government after the resignation of Andrey Lukanov in December 1990 in the face of mass demonstrations and a general strike. As Prime Minister Popov oversaw the drafting of the new constitution as well as the second open elections. Although overseeing the beginnings of the policy of privatization, Popov's government was more of a caretaker administration.

Popov died at the age of 88 on December 5, 2015.


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