NGO Head Named Bulgaria's New Justice Minister

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Bulgaria: NGO Head Named Bulgaria's New Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva was named by PM Boyko Borisov as Bulgaria's new Justice Minister. Photo by dnevnik.bg

Diana Kovacheva, head of the Transparency without Borders Association, an affiliate of Transparency International, has been officially named as Bulgaria's new Justice Minister.

Kovacheva has already accepted to take the position, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced on Monday, as cited by dnevnik.bg. Thus, the Prime Minister confirmed earlier media reports.

Kovacheva will replace at the post Margarita Popova, who was elected in October as Vice President on the ticket of the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party (GERB).

The night after the elections runoff, on October 30, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, announced that the new minister won't be a Member of the Parliament and said, several days later, he would reveal the name on December 1.

Borisov also stated on several occasions that the new Justice Minister will be a professional respected by EU institutions.

Diana Kovacheva was born in Sofia, in 1975. She graduated with a law degree from the Sofia "Kliment Ohridski" University. Kovacheva had worked for the Institute for Legal Sciences at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). She became Executive Director of Transparency International Bulgaria in 2002.

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