Velko Valkanov

Velko Valkanov
Велко Вълканов
Personal details
Born Velko Valkanov Ivanov
(1927-11-13)13 November 1927
Elhovo, Bulgaria
Died 26 November 2016(2016-11-26) (aged 89)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Political party Independent
Profession Jurist
Religion Eastern Orthodox

Veljko Vulkanov Ivanov (Bulgarian: Велко Вълканов Иванов) was a Bulgarian lawyer and politician.[1] He graduated from "Law" at Sofia University. He became a candidate of legal sciences (Leipzig, East Germany) and Doctor of Juridical Science. Senior Research Associate. He worked at the Institute of State and Law of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

He was elected MP in the 7th Grand National Assembly (1990-1991), 36th (1991 to 1994), 37th (1994 to 1997) and 38th (1997-2001) National Assembly.

The Bulgarian presidential election, 1992 was a presidential candidate with runner Rumen Vodenitcharov. Their application is built by an initiative committee. With the support of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, the couple occupies second place in the standings, won the first round 30.44% and in the second round - 47.15 percent of the vote.

Honorary Chairman of the Bulgarian Anti-Fascist Union (successor of the Union of fighters against fascism). Chairman of the Foundation "Georgi Dimitrov". He died on 26 November 2016 at the age of 89.


  1. "Leader of Bulgaria wins election over ex-communists candidate". January 20, 1992. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
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