Boyko Metodiev Borisov
(, ; born 13 June 1959) is a Bulgarian
politician who has been Prime Minister of Bulgaria
since July 2009. Previously he was Mayor of Sofia
from 8 November 2005 until his election as Prime Minister.
After his party, GERB
, won the July 2009 parliamentary election
, Borisov became Bulgaria's 50th Prime Minister
on 27 July 2009.
Borisov was born in 1959 in Bankya
(then a village, today a town part of greater Sofia) to Ministry of Internal Affairs official Metodi Borisov and elementary school teacher Veneta Borisova. Between 1982 and 1990, he assumed different positions in the Ministry of Internal Affairs as a firefighter and later as a professor at the Police Academy in Sofia. As a National Security Office member, Borisov took part in the protection of crops and haylofts during the name-changing campaign towards ethnic Turks
in the 1980s. He quit the Ministry in 1990. In 1991 he founded a private security company, Ipon-1, and later guarded personalities like Todor Zhivkov
and Simeon II
. Borisov has been actively participating in karate
championships since 1978, serving as the coach of the Bulgarian national team and a referee of international matches. He currently has 7th dan black belt in karate and is the chairman of the Bulgarian Karate... Read More