Aleksandar Panayotov KARAKACHANOV

Born on Sept. 11, 1960 in Sofia. Not married.

Completed high school in Moscow 1977. Graduated in Philosophy from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1983. Research work within the Project for Investigating the Human Brain 1985-90. Research associate in the National Center for Study of Public Opinion since 1991. Member of the Ruse Committee 1988. Member of the Club for Supporting Glasnost and Restructuring 1988-89. Member of the "Ecoglasnost" society 1989. Chair of the Green Party since its founding in 1989. Member of the National Coordination Council of UDF 1990-91. Chair of the Democratic Alternative coalition for the Republic 1995.

Municipal councilor in Sofia 1988-90. Chair of the Interim Executive Committee/Mayor of the Sofia City People's Council 1990-91. MP (elected in Sofia) in the 7th Grand National Assembly (Parliamentary UDF). Deputy chairman of the Committee on Territorial and Housing Structure in the 7th Grand National Assembly.

Leisure interests: classical guitar, surfing.