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Dzhevdet Chakarov, Delyan Peevski Elected MRF Co-Chairmen
Dzhevdet Chakarov, Delyan Peevski Elected MRF Co-Chairmen
Right to left: Dzhevdet Chakarov, Delyan Peevski, Mustafa Karadayi, Filiz Hyusmenova (BTA Photo)

Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) floor leader Delyan Peevski and MRF MP Dzhevdet Chakarov have been elected MRF co-chairmen at national conference of the party in Sofia on Saturday, the MRF press office told BTA.

At the event, the party elected its new Central Council. A resolution and a programme were adopted to outline the party's main priorities and national policies aimed at successful participation in elections.

Dzhevdet Chakarov was born on August 8, 1960 in Asenovgrad. In 1986, he graduated from the Medical University in Plovdiv. He has been an MRF member since the establishment of the party in 1990 and has been a member of the MRF Central Operations Bureau since 1996. In 2001, he was elected a member of the 39th National Assembly (2001-2005), where he chaired the Committee on Environment and Water. Chakarov served as an environment and water minister during the 40th National Assembly (2005-2009).

Delyan Peevski was born on July 27, 1980. In 2001, he was among the founders of the youth organization of the National Simeon II Movement, after the name of Simeon II, the last Bulgarian monarch. In 2009, Peevski was elected MP of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) in the 41st National Assembly. He was then an MRF MP in the 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 47th, 48th and 49th National Assembly. In 2021, Peevski was designated by the US under the Global Magnitsky Act as an oligarch who "has regularly engaged in corruption, using influence peddling and bribes to protect himself from public scrutiny and exert control over key institutions and sectors in Bulgarian society." The MP is challenging the designation in a US court. His lawyers argue that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing by their client.







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