Born on Aug. 22, 1954 in Sofia. Married, has one son and one daughter.

Completed high school in Sofia 1972. Graduated in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1978. Trainee-judge in Sofia City Court 1979-80. Deputy regional public prosecutor in the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Vratsa 1980-81. Expert and chief expert in the Main Prosecutor's Office 1981-92. Member of the governing body of the Union of Lawyers in Bulgaria since 1994.

Member of BSP since 1978. Minister of Justice Jan. 1995-Feb. 1997. Member of the Central Electoral Committee since March 1997.