Petar Mladenow

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Petar Mladenow as Foreign Minister , 1978

Petar Toschew Mladenow ( Bulgar. Петър Тошев Младенов) (born August 22, 1936 in Toshevchi in Vidin Oblast ; † May 31, 2000 ) was a Bulgarian diplomat and politician.

Mladenow was born into a farming family in the village of Toshevchi in Vidin Oblast . His father was an anti-fascist partisan who fell in 1944. After finishing the military academy , Mladenov went to Sofia University and graduated from the State Institute for International Relations in Moscow in 1963 . In 1971 he was appointed Foreign Minister by Todor Zhivkov ; he held this position for almost two decades. After the fall of Zhivkov in 1989, he assumed the post of General Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party as well as the office of President of the State Council . Both offices were abolished in April 1990, after which Mladenow was appointed President of the People's Republic.

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predecessor Office successor
Ivan Bashev Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of Bulgaria
December 13, 1971 - November 17, 1989
Boyko Dimitrov