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Born on September 7
Passed Away on August 5
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Todor Zhivkov Todor Zhivkov (1911-1998) period in office was one of caution and conservatism.

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Zhivkov, a printing worker, joined the BCP in 1932 and was active in the resistance 1941-1944. After the war, he was elected to the National Assembly and soon promoted into the BCP secretariat and Politburo.

As BCP first secretary, Zhivkov became the dominant political figure in Bulgaria after the death of Vulko Chervenkov in 1956. Zhivkov was elected to the new post of state president in 1971 and lasted until the Eastern bloc upheavals of 1989.

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Todor Zhivkov was a Bulgarian Communist Party leader from 1954, prime minister 1962-1971, president 1971-1989.

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Date Added: 09 July '12

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