Marin Raykov


Marin Raykov Nikolov (Bulgarian: Марин Райков Николов [mɐˈrin ˈrajkof]; born 17 December 1960 in Washington, D.C., United States) is a Bulgarian politician and diplomat who was appointed to serve as a caretaker Prime Minister of Bulgaria and minister of foreign affairs of Bulgaria on 12 March 2013 by Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev.[1] He left office on 29 May 2013[2] with his interim deputy PM Ekaterina Zakharieva.

Marin Raykov
Марин Райков
Марин Райков на съвместна пресконференция с Хашим Тачи (8741636514) (cropped).jpg
Prime Minister of Bulgaria
In office
13 March 2013 – 29 May 2013
PresidentRosen Plevneliev
Preceded byBoyko Borisov
Succeeded byPlamen Oresharski
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
13 March 2013 – 29 May 2013
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byNickolay Mladenov
Succeeded byKristian Vigenin
Personal details
Марин Райков Николов
Marin Raykov Nikolov

(1960-12-17) 17 December 1960 (age 61)
Washington, DC, United States
Political partyBulgarian Communist Party (before 1989)
Union of Democratic Forces (1989–2001)
GERB (2009–2013)
Independent (2013–present)
Alma materUniversity of National and
World Economy

Raykov served as a deputy Foreign Minister in the governments of Ivan Kostov (1998–2001) and Boyko Borisov (2009–2010). From 2010 to 2013, he served as an ambassador of Bulgaria in France.[3]

Marin Raykov’s father, Rayko Nikolov, was himself a career diplomat.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Marin Raykov is Bulgaria's interim PM and foreign minister". FOCUS News Agency. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Marin Raykov's Farewell Speech". 24 Chasa. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Who is Marin Raykov ?" (in Bulgarian). Investor. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Deputy Foreign Minister Marin Raykov". Sofia News Agency. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Ambassador of Bulgaria to France
Succeeded by
Anguel Tcholakov
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by