Sergei Stanishev: Historian Elected Leader of Bulgaria





A Moscow- educated historian and socialist, Sergei Stanishev, 39, will be Prime Minister of Bulgaria, replacing the former king Simeon Saxe-Coburg in the post after seven weeks of post-election bickering. Mr Stanishev will lead a grand coalition of their parties and an ethnic Turkish grouping. He has the job of putting the Balkan country back on track for EU entry in 2007.

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