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Zhelyu Zhelev

Zhelyu Mitev Zhelev is a Bulgarian politician and former dissident who was the first democratically elected President of Bulgaria, from 1990 to 1997.
Zhelev was born in the village of Veselinovo in Shumen Province. He graduated in philosophy from the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" in 1958 and later earned a Ph.D. in 1974. A member of the Bulgarian Communist Party, but expelled for political reasons in 1965, he was then expelled from Sofia the following year and had to spend six years in unemployment.
In 1988 he founded the Ruse Committee and a year later became a founding member and chairman of the Club for Support of Openness and Reform, which propelled him to the position of Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Union of Democratic Forces. He was elected MP in the 7th Grand National Assembly, which elected him President of the Republic of ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Bulgarian President hosts first 'council of presidents' meeting
2013-01-22
(Left to right: Georgi Purvanov, Rossen Plevneliev, Zhelyu Zhelev and Petar Stoyanov. Socialist Purvanov, as well as Plevneliev and Zhelev, both elected on tickets of centre-right parties, proudly showed their colours with the choice of ties. Stoyanov ...
(The Sofia Globe)
  1. Bulgarian head of state to meet with country's presidents since 1990

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Bulgarian Ex-President: Attempts to Resolve Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict by ...
2012-10-05
An attempt to resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by military means will reignite it, Bulgarian ex-President Zhelyu Zhelev told media in Baku today. "I hope that the conflict will be resolved soon," he said. "Negotiations within ...
(Journal of Turkish Weekly)
  1. No military solution to Karabakh conflict, Bulgaria's ex-president warns

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3 kıta İzmir'de buluştu
2012-04-12
Cumhurbaşkanı Zhelyu Zhelev, Bulgaristan 3. Cumhurbaşkanı Petar Stoyanov, Estonya 3. Cumhurbaşkanı Arnold Rüütel, Kosova 1. Cumhurbaşkanı Fatmir Sejdiu, Moğolistan 1. Cumhurbaşkanı Natsagiin Bagabandi, Moğolistan 2. Cumhurbaşkanı Punsalmaagin Ochirbat ...
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  1. Avrasya Ekonomi Zirvesi İzmir'de Gerçekleştirildi

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President Parvanov: President Plevneliev Must Work for Justice
2012-01-22
It is to the credit of Presidents Zhelyu Zhelev and Petar Stoyanov credit that they contributed to the prestige of the institution. I hope that President Plevneliev will continue this tradition," said Parvanov. In his speech, the outgoing President ...
(Novinite.com)
  1. Ceremonials, speeches and snowfall as Rossen Plevneliev becomes Bulgaria's ...
  2. Commissoners Georgieva, Hahn Honor New Bulgarian President

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Plevneliev pledges pragmatic, non-partisan path to future of Bulgaria
2012-01-19
He thanked his predecessors, who were all present in the House – presidents Zhelyu Zhelev, Petar Stoyanov and Georgi Purvanov – for working for a successful transition to democracy and for building Bulgaria's standing. Plevneliev said that he realised ...
(Sofia Echo)
  1. Bulgaria's New President: Predecessors Established Democracy

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Bulgarian Ex President Hailed as 'Top European' at Tunisia's 1st Democratic ...
2011-10-24
Bulgaria's first democratically elected President Zhelyu Zhelev is Foreign Minister Mladenov's Special Envoy for democratization in Arab nations. Photo by BGNES Bulgaria's first democratically elected President Zhelyu Zhelev has been hailed as "the ...
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  1. Dr. Zhelyu Zhelev is the Bulgarian Foreign Minister's special envoy to today's ...

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Hristov Grabs Bulgarian Rightists' Presidential Primaries with 56%
2011-06-13
Rumen Hristov is a former Minister and vice-Minister of Agriculture, as well as advisor to Bulgaria's Presidents Zhelyu Zhelev and Petar Stoyanov, while Malinov is a DSBMP. Some 76000 voters took part in the Blue Coalition's primary presidential ...
(Novinite.com)
  1. Blue Coalition elects Roumen Hristov as its presidential candidate