Born on Nov. 7, 1951 in Sofia. Married, has three daughters.
Graduated in Economics from the University for National and World Economy in Sofia 1973. Economist in the Ministry of Communications and Information 1973-75. Research associate at the National Center for Creation and Development of a United System for Public Information 1975-91. Executive director of "Tsivis" Co. 1990-91. Chair of "Democratsia" agency 1991.
Member of the United Christian Democratic Center (within UDF) since 1991. Deputy chair of the United Christian Democratic Center. Chair of the United Christian Democratic Center 1993-Jan.1996. Member of the National Coordination Council of UDF 1993-95. Deputy chair of the National Coordination Council of UDF Dec.1993-Dec.1994. Chair of the Committee on Posts and Telecommunications 1991-93. MP (elected in Ruse) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of UDF) Dec.1994-Nov.1995. Deputy chair of the Budget Commission in the 37th National Assembly Jan.-Nov. 1995. Member of the Bulgarian Parliament delegation for Relations with the European Parliament Jan.-Nov. 1995. Mayor of Sofia elected from the United Democratic Opposition in Nov. 1995. Prime Minister of the care-taker government Feb.-May 1997.