Stoycho Mihaylov SHAPATOV

Born on June 5, 1950 in Parvomay, Plovdiv district. Married, has one son and one daughter.

Completed the Economics high school in Plovdiv 1968. Graduated in Bulgarian Philology from Plovdiv University 1981. Expert on merchandise in the Regional Customer Cooperation in Parvomay 1971-72. Head of section in the "G. Chanev" plant - Parvomay 1972-73. Head of department in the Town Committee of Dimitrov's Comsomol Youth Union in Parvomay 1973-77. Inspector in the Town Council of Parvomay 1977-78. Chairman of the Municipal Council for Culture in Parvomay 1978-85. Secretary of the Municipal Committee of the Fatherland's Front in Parvomay 1985-90.

Member of BSP since 1972. Member of the Regional Council of BSP in Plovdiv since 1990. Member of the Supreme Council of BSP since 1994. Deputy chairman of the Executive Committee of the Municipal People's Council of Parvomay 1978-83. Municipal councilor in Parvomay 1979-90. MP (elected in Parvomay single-member electoral district) in the 7th Grand National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of BSP). MP (elected in Plovdiv) in the 36th National Assembly (Parliamentary Union for Social Democracy). MP (elected in Plovdiv) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left).

Leisure interests: Bulgarian folk music, fishing, politics.