Georgi Parvanov (born 28 June 1957) is the President of Bulgaria, elected on 18 November 2001.
Place of birth: Sirishnik, Pernik district
Education: Mathematics college in Pernik: 1975 M.A. in History, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski: 1981 PhD in History: 1988
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 Socialist 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/.