Nikolay Kirilov DOBREV

Born on Oct. 19, 1947 in Gotse Delchev, Sofia district. Married, has one son and one daughter.

Completed high school in Gotse Delchev 1965. Graduated from the University for Mining and Geology in Sofia 1972, and the Academy for Social Sciences in Moscow 1990. Research associate in the University for Mining and Geology in Sofia 1972-73. Secretary and first secretary of the Regional Committee of the Dimitrov's Comsomol Youth Union (DKMS) in Blagoevgrad 1973-79. Secretary of the Central Committee of DKMS 1979-85. Secretary of the Kolarov's Regional Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party in Sofia 1985-87. Chairman of the Executive Committee/Mayor of Nadejda municipality in Sofia 1987-90. Deputy chair of the Central Council of the Bulgarian Union for Physical Education and Sports. Member of the Army Councils of Frontier and Internal Troops.

Member of BSP since 1969. Chief of a section in the Supreme Council of BSP 1990-91. Member of the Executive Bureau of the Supreme Council of BSP since 1994. Chair of the Committee on Within-the-party Issues of the Supreme Council of BSP, 1994-May 1996. Municipal councilor in Sofia 1972-73. Regional councilor in Blagoevgrad 1977-79. Regional councilor in Sofia 1986-88. Municipal councilor in Sofia 1988-90. MP (elected in Sofia) in the 36th National Assembly (Parliamentary Union for Social Democracy). MP (elected in Sofia region) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left) 1995-May 1996. Minister of the Internal Affairs May 1996-Feb. 1997.

Awards: order "Red Flag of Labor" 1980 and 1987.

Leisure interests: philately.