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BULGARIA

The president, elected for a 5-year term, is head of state and commander in chief of the armed forces. The president's main duties are to schedule elections and referenda, represent Bulgaria abroad, conclude international treaties, and head the Consultative Council for National Security. The president may return legislation to Parliament for further debate -- a kind of veto -- but the legislation can be passed again by a simple majority vote.

The legislative body is the unicameral National Assembly of 240 members elected to 4-year terms. Political parties must garner a minimum of 4% of the national vote in order to enter Parliament. Parliament is responsible for enactment of laws, approval of the budget, scheduling of presidential elections, selection and dismissal of the prime minister and other ministers, declaration of war and deployment of troops outside of Bulgaria, and ratification of international treaties and agreements.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT (2003)
President Purvanov, Georgi
Vice President Marin, Angel
Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Simeon
Dep. Prime Min. Vasilev, Nikolai
Dep. Prime Min. Paskalev, Kostadin
Dep. Prime Min. Shuleva, Lidiya
Min. of Agriculture & Forests Dikme, Mehmed
Min. of Culture Abrashev, Bozhidar
Min. of Defense Svinarov, Nikolai
Min. of Economy Vasilev, Nikolai
Min. of Education & Science Atanasov, Vladimir
Min. of Energy Kovachev, Milko
Min. of Environment & Water Arsenova, Dolores
Min. of Finance Velchev, Milen
Min. of Foreign Affairs Pasi, Solomon
Min. of Health Finkov, Bozhidar
Min. of Interior Petkanov, Georgi
Min. of Justice Stankov, Anton
Min. of Labor & Social Policy Shuleva, Lidiya
Min. of Regional Development & Public Works Paskalev, Kostadin
Min. of State Administration Kalchev, Dimitur
Min. of Transportation & Communications Petrov, Plamen
Min. Without Portfolio Mollov, Nezhdet
Chmn., Bulgarian National Bank Gavriyski, Svetoslav
Ambassador to the US Dimitrov, Filip
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Tafrov, Stefan