National EUSTORY Patron
Petar Stoyanov (President of the Republic of Bulgaria from 22 January 1997–22 January 2002)
Petar Stoyanov was born in 1952. He is a lawyer, politician and statesman, and was President of the Republic of Bulgaria from 22 January 1997–22 January 2002. In November 1989 he became one of the founders of the Union of Democratic Forces (the major non-communist party founded after the fall of the previous regime) in Plovdiv.
From 1994–1997 he was Member of Parliament and Deputy Chair of the UDF Parliamentary group and from 1995–1997 Deputy Chair of the UDF Party.
Petar Stoyanov is the first Bulgarian politician to place Bulgaria’s membership of NATO and the European Union at the centre of his election campaign. He currently serves as honorary co-chair of the World Justice Project in Washington DC, is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Library of Alexandria, as well as a member of the Board of the Nizami International Center for Learning, Tolerance, Dialogue and Understanding.