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The Council of Ministers (Bulgarian: Министерски съвет, Ministerski savet) is the main authority of the executive power in the Republic of Bulgaria. It consists of the Prime Minister of Bulgaria and all the specialized ministers.
After the compositions of the Council of Ministers is decided by the newly-elected government, the deputies who are chosen to become ministers temporarily lose their deputy rights while being ministers. These rights are restored in case they are released from the Council of Ministers or the government falls from power. This is in contrast to how deputy ministers and other government officials are treated when they were elected as deputies.
Sometimes, with the purpose of preserving the political representation of different parties or groups in the Council of Ministers, one or more ministers without portfolio (lacking a ministry of their own) may be appointed.
Structure of the Current Cabinet
Office Incumbent Since Party Prime Minister Boyko Borisov 2009 GERB Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov since January 2010, preceded by Rumiana Jeleva 2009 GERB Minister of Education, Youth and Sciences Sergei Ignatov since November 2009, preceded by Yordanka Fandakova 2009 GERB Minister of Defence Anyu Angelov since January 2010, preceded by Nikolay Mladenov 2009 GERB Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime-Minister Simeon Djankov 2009 GERB Minister of the Interior and Deputy Prime-Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov 2009 GERB Minister of Justice Margarita Popova 2009 GERB Minister of Health Stefan Konstantinov, preceded by Anna-Maria Borisova (April 7, 2010 - September 29, 2010), Bozhidar Nanev until March 30, 2010 2009 GERB Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Miroslav Naydenov 2009 GERB Minister of Labour and Social Policy Totyu Mladenov 2009 GERB Minister of Transport Ivaylo Moskovski since May 2011, preceded by Alexander Tsvetkov 2011 GERB Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism Traycho Traykov 2009 GERB Minister of Environment and Water Nona Karadzhova 2009 GERB Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Lilyana Pavlova since September 2011, preceded by Rosen Plevneliev 2011 GERB Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov 2009 GERB Minister of Sport Svilen Neykov 2009 GERB Minister for European Union funds Tomislav Donchev since March 2010  2010 GERB
- Minister without portfolio in charge of Bulgarians abroad Bozhidar Dimitrov was incumbent from 2009 but resigned in 2011 because of affiliation with the former communist Bulgarian Committee for State Security.
In addition to these, there exist these ministry-level state agencies:
- State Agency for Information Technology and Communications (Bulgaria)
- ^ Tomislav Donchev (36) - Minister for European Union funds (since March 2010), Sofia Echo / sofiaecho.com, April 1, 2010
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