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  Simeon II of Bulgaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria (born June 16, 1937) was the last Tsar of Bulgaria from 1943 to 1946, and was Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 2001 until August 2005.
Simeon is the son of Tsar Boris III and Tsaritsa Giovanna (of the House of Savoy).
Princess Kalina, styled HRH The Princess Kalina of Bulgaria (born 1972).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Simeon_II_of_Bulgaria   (1346 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Simeon II of Bulgaria
Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria, (born June 16, 1937) was the last Tsar of Bulgaria from 1943 to 1946, and is the current Prime Minister of Bulgaria, using the name Simeon Sakskoburggotski.
Simeon is the son of Tsar Boris III and Tsarina Giovanna (of the House of Savoy).
Simeon Borisov Sakskoburggotski, formerly Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria (born June 16, 1937) was the last Tsar of Bulgaria from 1943 to 1946, and was Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 2001 until August 2005.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Simeon-II-of-Bulgaria   (705 words)

  
 18, June-2001.
Bulgaria's former King Simeon II (R) hugs ambassador Charles Magee (L), the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitoring mission for Bulgaria's general election, before a meeting with the OSCE team in Sofia June 18, 2001.
Bulgaria's former King Simeon II (C) speaks to the members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitoring mission for Bulgaria's general election in Sofia June 18, 2001.
Bulgaria's ex-King Simeon II, whose fledgling movement won Sunday's parliamentary elections by a wide margin, is a novice in politics who will have a hard job keeping the country and his own grouping stable.
tanusevci.tripod.com /june/id18.html   (3322 words)

  
 Pravda.RU:Much ado about nothing
As King Simeon II of Bulgaria returns in triumph to his country, after fifty years of exile, it is reported that he is received in triumph by his countrymen.
An opinion poll in Bulgaria has revealed that fifty per cent of Bulgarians want Simeon II to be reinstated as their King, a position which he assumed as a six-year-old boy in 1943 when his father, Boris III, died, but which he lost shortly after the war – in a referendum, which abolished the monarchy.
Simeon II does not have a political programme to save his country, but he sounds convincing.
english.pravda.ru /main/2001/05/03/4588_.html   (371 words)

  
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www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=Simeon+II+of+Bulgaria   (312 words)

  
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Pirinski said this in response to an interpellation by Union of Democratic Forces floor leader Yordan Sokolov on whether obstacles were not being raised to the planned visit of Simeon II to Bulgaria with the delay of the extension of his Bulgarian passport.
The Bulgarian Foreign Minister rejected accusations that the delay in the extension of Simeon II passport was a political commission.
Bulgaria can and will continue servicing its foreign debt, which is essential for its international economic relations, the inflow of fresh capital and the promotion of foreign investment, Gechev emphasized.
www.b-info.com /places/Bulgaria/news/96-05/may06.bta   (3718 words)

  
 CNN.com - Ex-king leads in Bulgarian polls - June 16, 2001
SOFIA, Bulgaria -- A movement led by Bulgaria's exiled former king, Simeon II, is poised for victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday.
Simeon II returned to Bulgaria this year from a five-decade exile that began when he left in 1946, at the age of 9.
Simeon II's movement, seizing on the popular disenchantment, has proposed a zero tax on reinvested profits, higher wages, a balanced budget, and projects aimed at reducing unemployment and rooting out corruption, Associated Press reported.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/06/16/bulgaria.elections   (634 words)

  
 Ex-King Simeon II named new prime minister of Bulgaria
Bulgaria’s former ruling party, the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), led by head of government Ivan Kostov, suffered a bitter defeat in the elections.
The electoral victory of Simeon is a result of the desperation and lack of perspective of the Bulgarian people, whose living standards have continually deteriorated over the past 10 years.
She heads the Bulgarian Women’s Party, which put itself at the disposal of Simeon’s NDS after the latter was legally prevented from founding a new party because of the short notice of application.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/jul2001/bulg-j24.shtml   (1841 words)

  
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The astonishing results of Bulgaria's parliamentary elections sent shock waves around the world in June 2001 as King Simeon II of Bulgaria, 55 year after going into exile, entered the history books as the first European monarch to lead a political part to victory in a democratic election.
Simeon was born into the reigning Saxe-Coburg dynasty in Sofia in 1937, the eldest son of king Boris III.
Bulgaria had disastrously allied itself to Nazi Germany, and when a communist inspired coup seized power with support of the Soviet Red Army 1944, the fate of the monarchy was sealed.
elleu1_2000.tripod.com /king/elections.html   (1157 words)

  
 The King as a Prime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Simeon II made his well-considered and successful move simply by stating his intentions of solving them, and capturing the logic behind the development.
Simeon II’s sister – Countess Maria Louisa was included on the prestigious board of directors of AUBG (American University in Bulgaria), along with prominent Bulgarian intellectuals, businessmen, and politicians.
It was greatly in Simeon II’s favor that he bet on the paternalistic and egalitarianistic expectations and moods among the Bulgarian population.
www.omda.bg /INSTITUT/king_as_a_prime.htm   (7124 words)

  
 Bulgarian Royal Family: Collection of Materials
Upon King Boris' sudden death on August 28th, 1943, he acceded to the throne as King Simeon II and, being a minor, as required by the Tirnovo Constitution, a three member Council of Regency was formed.
King Simeon II visited Bulgaria for the first time since his childhood in 1996 and was greeted by multitude enthusiastic Bulgarians.
In April 2001 H.M. Simeon II returned to Bulgaria and formed a new political party, the National Movement for Simeon II (NMSII), dedicated to "reforms and political integrity." Shortly thereafter, the party won 120 of the 240 seats in the Bulgarian parliament and Simeon of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha served as a Prime Minister until 2005.
www.b-info.com /places/Bulgaria/Royal/Simeon   (705 words)

  
 KING SIMEON - ANNOTATED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED 04/12/1959
Simeon was born in 1937, the son of King Boris III and Queen Giovanna, daughter of Italy's King Vittorio Emanuele III.
Bulgaria entered WWII on the side of the Axis and after participating in the invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece, King Boris was able to resist declaring war against Russia.
On September 15, 1946, King Simeon II was deposed and the monarchy was abolished.
www.galleryofhistory.com /archive/3_2002/leaders/KING_SIMEON.htm   (212 words)

  
 dr-list: dr-list [BWSC] Simeon II Named Bulgaria Premier (fwd)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Simeon did not run as a candidate in the elections, but because of his party's strong gains, he can still become prime minister under Bulgarian law.
He was crowned king of Bulgaria at the age of 6 in 1943 after the sudden death of his father, but lost his throne in a 1946 referendum widely believed to have been rigged by the communists.
Simeon has said he favors a broad coalition government with those who share his priorities: speedy economic growth, endeavors to join the European Union and NATO and a resolute fight against corruption.
tangra.si.umich.edu /~radev/dr-list-email/email/0195.html   (829 words)

  
 Pravda.RU Bulgarian elections: King Simeon II wins but Bulgaria to remain a republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Simeon II’s party was only formed two months ago, when the 64-year-old financial consultant decided to leave Madrid and go to save the Bulgaria he was forced to leave as a small baby in 1946, when the monarchy was abolished.
Simeon II is now deciding whether or not to become the country’s Prime Minister or to delegate this role and take a back seat.
King Simeon II of Bulgaria has won the Bulgarian parliamentary election with promises to improve the lifestyle of Bulgaria’s 8 million people, and prepare to bring the country into the EU and NATO.
english.pravda.ru /world/2001/06/20/8173.html   (2186 words)

  
 CNN.com - Simeon II confirmed as Bulgaria PM - July 24, 2001
In a 141 to 50 vote, the legislature chose the ex-monarch to lead the nation after his National Movement for Simeon II party's landslide election victory on June 17.
Simeon's government will mark the first time that ethnic Turks will be representatives in the Balkan state, where the minority group comprises some 10 percent of the population.
Simeon has promised to gain entry for the Balkan state to NATO and the European Union and to improve the quality of life within 800 days.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/07/24/bulgaria.parliament   (346 words)

  
 News from Bulgaria / May 9, 96
Bulgaria is in need of assistance mostly in the sphere of the structural adjustment and the balance of payments this and the coming years, when Bulgaria is due to make over USD 1,000 million external debt payments annually, said the Prime Minister.
Simeon's foreign-travel passport was not extended by the Foreign Ministry because he did not have a standard public registry number, Foreign Minister Georgi Pirinski said at Question Time on May 3.
Simeon II will not be the first member of the royal family to visit Bulgaria.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/bta/1996/96-05-09.bta.html   (3201 words)

  
 dr-list: Articles about [Ex-]King Simeon II of Bulgaria & B   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Simeon Borisov Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the boy-King of Bulgaria dethroned and exiled in 1946 by Todor Zhivkov's Communists, made an unexpected political comeback when his National Movement of Czar Simeon II won a whopping 43% of the vote in Sunday's parliamentary elections.
Simeon promised during the campaign to protect the people from the effects of economic liberalisation, but one of his advisers has equally spoken of the need to balance "the interests of the business sector and those of the population".
Bulgaria and Romania are certainly the economic laggards of ex-communist Europe outside the former Soviet Union, and excluding Albania and the war-ravaged bits of ex-Yugoslavia.
tangra.si.umich.edu /~radev/dr-list-email/email/0201.html   (8854 words)

  
 Talk:Simeon II of Bulgaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Actually I think he should be listed as Simeon Sakskoburggotski while he is active as a politician, then revert to Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria after his death.
It is not absurd - King Simeon and the Bulgarian Royal Family are direct decendants of Electoress Sophia - and this should be recognised.
At the same time, there were Soviet troops in Bulgaria, and the Soviets (and their Communist allies) were very keen to get rid of the monarchy, and not known to be scrupulous about respecting democratic rights to self-determination.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Simeon_II_of_Bulgaria   (2080 words)

  
 News from Bulgaria (96-05-28)
Simeon II is not the first member of the royal family to visit Bulgaria.
Simeon II believes it is a sacrilege to say that Bulgarians meet him as a messiah.
Ivan Lalov noted in his greeting address that Simeon II's visit reminds the young generation of his father, a honorary doctor of the University, and of the time when Simeon himself, though still a child, was head of state of the country.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/bta/1996/96-05-28.bta.html   (4495 words)

  
 Elections may end fairy tale in Bulgaria - Boston.com - Europe - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nearly six decades after Simeon II, Bulgaria's 9-year-old child-king, was removed by the Communists, their heirs are again poised to oust him from power.
Still known as "The Czar," the 68-year-old former monarch returned to Bulgaria in 2001 to triumph in an election that handed his hastily formed center-right party -- National Movement Simeon II -- half the seats in parliament.
Bulgaria's demographic decline is also likely to favor the Socialists, who count heavily on the country's 1.8 million pensioners for support.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2005/06/24/elections_may_end_fairy_tale_in_bulgaria?mode=PF   (713 words)

  
 TIMEeurope.com: Europe -- Return of the Czar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When King Simeon II returned to Bulgaria this spring after nearly 55 years in exile, he spent his first night at Vrana, a family estate in a densely wooded park on the outskirts of the capital, Sofia.
Simeon is enormously popular among Bulgaria's burgeoning poor, analysts say, because of an image that one diplomat calls "aristocratic populism." For his opponents, he is a nightmare, untouchable because of his identification with the Bulgarian nation yet impossibly vague in his intentions.
Sociologist Petar-Emil Mitev fears that Bulgaria is in for "one more disappointment." Mitev believes the Simeon phenomenon proves his country is still, regrettably, a "proto-democracy." Says he: "We have all the mechanisms of democracy, but not the culture." Ensconced in his family villa, waiting to be anointed again, Simeon would probably agree.
www.time.com /time/europe/eu/column/0,13716,129060,00.html   (966 words)

  
 VICTORY OF SIMEON II OF BULGARIA BRING NEW HOPES TO IRANIAN MONARCHISTS
Simeon is, since last Sunday, when his "National Movement Simeon II" captured 120 out of Bulgaria’s Parliament 240 seats, became the first exiled Monarch not only to have returned to his native homeland, but also play an important political role.
Though King Simeon II had made it clear that he would not seek the return of the Monarchy, yet his successful bid at the elections give new hopes to other Monarchists, particularly the Iranians, who lived under Monarchy for more than 2.500 years.
Though Simeon II ultimate intentions are not clear, probably because he has not made his mind, yet, his reflexes and his attitude vis-à-vis politics are all of a Monarch, the French daily "Le Monde" observed.
www.iran-press-service.com /articles_2001/jun_2001/simeon_monarchists_21601.htm   (607 words)

  
 Monarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We were somewhat surprised to read in The Times (UK) the other day, that Simeon II of Bulgaria seeks to reclaim the Bulgarian throne which was abolished by the Communist government of that country shortly after World War II.
Simeon is descended from the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and is a distant cousin of the Britain's Queen Elizabeth.
The goals of his movement are to (1) join Bulgaria to the European Union, (2) abandon political partisanship, (3) eliminate corruption and (4) encourage foreign investment.
www.punditwalla.com /monarchy.htm   (361 words)

  
 SIMEON II OF BULGARIA RETURNS TO POWER AS HIS NEW POLITICAL PARTY TRIUMPHS
Two months ago, the former monarch founded a new party, the National Movement for Simeon II Simeon II, the former King of Bulgaria, has returned to power after his recently launched political party secured nearly 45 per cent of the popular vote in Sunday’s general election.
Simeon II, who returned to the country earlier this year following more than 50 years of exile, is the region’s first monarch to return to power since the collapse of communism in 1989.
Bulgaria has been in poor economic shape since a 1996-1997 crisis, a factor which also featured prominently in the election.
www.hellomagazine.com /royalty/2001/06/18/simeon   (396 words)

  
 FORMER BOY KING POISED FOR BULGARIAN POLL VICTORY [Free Republic]
SIMEON II chose Bulgaria's medieval capital of Veliko Turnovo, a picturesque hillside town redolent of a more glorious age, to launch his final week of campaigning yesterday as his party heads for victory in next Sunday's elections.
Were he to accept public office, Simeon, who has never renounced his claim to the throne that was taken away by a rigged referendum in 1946, would have to swear allegiance to the republic.
This is probably why King Simeon also has not given the United Democratic Forces (UDF) the unequivocal support one might have expected from a presumably democratically minded King, genuinely interested in the future of Bulgaria.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3b2b540472fa.htm   (838 words)

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