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  • President Rumen Radev
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  • Rumen Georgiev Radev is a Bulgarian Major General of the Reserve and the current President of Bulgaria since January 2017. Radev previously served as Commander of the Bulgarian Air Force. He won the 2016 presidential election, as an independent candidate supported by the Bulgarian Socialist Party, defeating GERB candidate Tsetska Tsacheva in the second round. Radev was born on June 18, 1963 in Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria. His family is from Slavyanovo in the Haskovo region. In 1982 he graduated from the Mathematical School in Haskovo with a gold medal. He graduated from the Georgi Benkovski Bulgarian Air Force University in 1987 as the top graduate. In 1992, he graduated from the US Air Force Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB. From 1994 to 1996, he studied at the Rakovski Defence and Staff College, where he was also the top graduate. He holds a Doctor of Military Sciences degree in the field of improvement of tactical training of flight crews and simulation of air combat.
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  • Born
    Rumen Georgiev Radev, Jun 18, 1963, Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria
  • Political party
    Communist Party, Independent
  • Other political affiliations
    Socialist Party
  • Spouse(s)
    Ginka Radeva, Desislava Radeva
  • Children
    2
  • Alma mater
    Bulgarian Air Force University, Rakovski Military Academy, Air War College
  • Vice President
    Iliana Iotova
  • Preceded by
    Rosen Plevneliev
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