- Boyko Borisov
Boyko Metodiev Borisov ( _bg. Бойко Методиев Борисов) (born
June 13, 1959) is the current mayor of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. He has been holding the post since November 8, 2005.
Borisov was born in
Bankya. Between 1982 and 1990, he assumed different positions in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but quit in 1990 to found the private security company Ipon-1 that guarded personalities like Todor Zhivkovand Simeon II. Borisov has been actively engaged in karatesince 1980, serving as the coach of the Bulgarian national team and a referee of international matches.
Boyko Borisov was the Secretary of the Bulgarian Ministry of Internal Affairs with the previous government, between 2001 and 2005. He has also held several high-level positions in law enforcement agencies including General of the Internal Police Force. [ [http://www.dnevnik.bg/show/?storyid=358547 Редакционни | Обясненията за показните убийства | Пасове между съотборници - Dnevnik.bg ] ] [ [http://www.dnevnik.bg/show/?storyid=96301 България | Акциите на МВР - приказка без край - Dnevnik.bg ] ] [ [http://www.dnevnik.bg/show/?storyid=318013&p=1 Общини | Джеф Стайн не приема поканата на Бойко Борисов - Dnevnik.bg ] ] [ [http://dnevnik.bg/show/?storyid=273794 Общини | Бойко Борисов забравил спомените си за "Топлофикация" | Спорът му с Овчаров и Петков се ожесточи - Dnevnik.bg ] ] [ [http://www.dnevnik.bg/show/?storyid=380113 Интервю | Бойко Борисов: Като искате от мен отговорност, дайте ми права | Кандидат за нов кметски мандат в София - Dnevnik.bg ] ] [ [http://www.dnevnik.bg/show/?storyid=411196 Акцент | Много координатори - хилаво почистване - Dnevnik.bg ] ] In the last parliamentary elections in the autumn of 2005, he was elected for parliament from two regions but declined the positions and instead became the mayor of
Sofiaat the place of Stefan Sofiyanski, who chose to become MP. He ran for parliament with Simeon II, the former prime minister of Bulgaria.
Borisov founded a new political party, GERB in 2006 (in English "Coat of Arms", while also being an acronym). The GERB party won the latest elections on 20 May 2007 for Bulgarian representatives in the European parliament, despite very low poll attendance (~10%) and that prompted Borisov to voice his will for early parliamentary elections.
* [http://www.citymayors.com/mayors/sofia-mayor.html CityMayors profile]
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