Stefan Veselinov GAYTANDJIEV

Born on Jan. 9, 1947 in Pleven. Married, has one child.

Graduated in Philosophy from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Ph.D. in Philosophy. Research associate 1st rank at the Institute for the State and Law of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Worked in the Laboratory for Legal and Sociological Studies.

Member of the Ruse Committee 1988. Member of "Ecoglasnost" since 1989. Deputy chair of the Committee on Human Rights since 1995. Member of the National Coordination Council of UDF 1990-91. Secretary of the Bulgarian Democratic Center coalition. Founder and secretary of the Political Club "Ecoglasnost". Chair of the Political Club "Ecoglasnost" since 1995. MP (elected in Pleven) in the 7th Grand National Assembly (Parliamentary UDF). Secretary of the Committee on Local Administration and Administrative and Territorial Structure in the 7th Grand National Assembly. Secretary of the Parliamentary Group of "Ecoglasnost" (within the Parliamentary UDF) in the 7th Grand National Assembly. MP (elected in Sofia) in 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left). Deputy chair of the Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left in the 37th National Assembly.