Office of the General Prosecutor of Bulgaria

The General Prosecutor of the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Главен прокурор на Република България) heads the system of courts known as the Office of the Prosecutor of the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Прокуратура на Република България). The Prosecutor General can be appointed for a term of seven years and removed by the President of Bulgaria on recommendation from the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). The President's appointment is only formal, and the decision to appoint or dismiss the General Prosecutor is made by the council. Upon appointment, the General Prosecutor becomes an ex officio member of the SJC. Candidates can only hold the position for one term.[1]

Prosecutor General of Bulgaria (Прокуратура на Република България)
Agency overview
Formed7 February 1992
JurisdictionConstitution of Bulgaria
Headquarters1061 Sofia, Vitosha Blvd. №2, room 79
Agency executive
Prosecutor General of Bulgaria
Главен прокурор на Република България
Ivan Geshev

since 18 December 2019
AppointerPresident of Bulgaria
on the advice of the Supreme Judicial Council
Term lengthSeven years
Constituting instrumentArticle 129 of the Constitution
Inaugural holderAleksandar Malinov (originally)
Ivan Tatarchev (modern-day constitution)
Formation25 May 1880 (originally)
7 February 1992 (post-communism)