A serious presence of collaborators of the totalitarian communist services has been found by the Commission’s inspection of files in the Municipal Election Commissions (MECs), which are due to hold the upcoming local elections on October 29, 2023 (run-off on November 5, 2023).
The independent state body tasked with identifying and exposing the agents of the repressive apparatus of the BKP is obliged by the file law to check the chairmen, vice-chairmen, secretaries and members of the OIC for producing elections, writes the website Desebg.com.
The verification for the upcoming local elections on October 29, 2023, the results of which the Commission announced today, covered a total of 1,374 persons occupying positions other than those listed above (decision #2-2348 of September 27, 2023).
Another 1,641 people who will participate in the OIC are not subject to verification, as they were not of legal age on July 16, 1991, when the State Security Decree was repealed, and therefore could not be recruited.
Out of the 1,374 persons checked, the Dossier Commission has established and announced the affiliation of 39 associates, both of the State Security and the intelligence services of the Bulgarian People’s Army.
Among those announced are full-time employees, as well as various categories of collaborators – agents, informants, owners of lodgings, etc.
Among the revealed collaborators are both chairmen of the OIC, as well as vice-chairmen, secretaries, and also members of the OIC.
Collaborators of the communist services predominate in the OIC in the smaller settlements.
Varna and Pleven are the only regional cities in which the OIC has State Security agents.
In the OIC in Sozopol and Trekliano, region Kyustendil has two associates of the totalitarian services.
Desebg.com publishes the names and positions of the 39 declared collaborators of the communist services, which the Commission revealed during an inspection of the composition of the OIC in the country:
Anton Nedelchev Tepavicharov, Deputy Chairman of OIC-Etropole;
Atanas Ivanov Zotov, member of OIC-Elhovo;
Boyko Petkov Kirov, member of OIC-Yablanitsa;
Valentin Tsanev Tsanev, Deputy Chairman of OIC-Isperih;
Gana Raykova Buck, member of OIC-Sozopol;
Georgi Alexandrov Alexandrov, member of the OIC-Georgi Damyanovo;
Georgi Stoyanov Georgiev, chairman of OIC-Gurkovo;
Dancho Kolev Nikolaev, deputy chairman of OIC-Popovo;
Delcho Georgiev Choparinov, deputy chairman of OIC-Panagyurishte;
Dimitar Iliev Dimitrov, member of OIC-Elhovo;
Ivan Georgiev Lilkin, member of OIC-Chiprovtsi;
Ivan Stefanov Antonov, chairman of OIC-Kainardja;
Ilia Nikolov Iliev, member of the OIC-Bolyarovo;
Ioana Konstantinova Filipova-Gyurova, vice-president of OIC-Malko Tarnovo;
Yovko Georgiev Yovkov, member of OIC-Sredets;
Yordan Stoyov Petrov, member of OIC-Trekliano;
Kezim Mustafov Yuseinov, secretary of OIC-Harmanli;
Kostadin Todorov Nikolov, Deputy Chairman of the OIC – Tsar Kaloyan;
Krasimir Dimitrov Dankov, member of OIC-Pleven;
Kaymet Halilova Khandzhieva, deputy chairman of OIC-Ardino;
Lyubomir Dimitrov Genov, member of OIC-Sozopol;
Margarita Aleksandrova Todorova, vice-president of OIC-Makresh;
Maria Yanakieva Tineva, member of OIC-Kavarna;
Mileti Vasilev Oresharski, vice-chairman of OIC-Bobov dol;
Milcho Ivanov Tsokov, Deputy Chairman of OIC-Boinitsa;
Nejatin Ahmed Kafa, member of OIC-Borino;
Oleg Dimitrov Atanasov, member of OIC-Varna;
Pavlina Dimitrova Vlasheva, vice-president of OIC-Dragoman;
Petar Stoinev Ivanov, member of OIC-Trekliano;
Saami Ismail Hasan, member of OIC-Slivo Pole;
Sergey Varbanov Turtanski, member of OIC-Mysia;
Slavcho Kolev Slavchev, Deputy Chairman of OIC-Tryavna;
Stella Nikolova Marinova, chairperson of OIC-Antonovo;
Stefan Marinov Grigorov, chairman of OIC-Belogradchik;
Tancho Petkov Melin, secretary of OIC-Strelcha;
Tanya Vasileva Omaynikova-Tsvetkova, member of the OIC-Novo Selo;
Todor Nikolov Todorov, member of OIC-Tsarevo;
Hristo Ginev Haritev, Deputy Chairman of OIC-Krumovgrad;
Yusmen Ahmed Amish, member of OIC-Borino.
In the previous local elections in 2019, 1,931 persons were checked in the OIC, and the Commission then identified and announced a total of 64 employees of the DS and the intelligence services of the BNA in the municipal election commissions – 25 employees more than the current ones.
There is no lustration law in Bulgaria. Under the Dossier Act of 2006, the Commission establishes and discloses affiliation with totalitarian communist services of individuals who have held or are holding leadership positions in the state, and also discloses the associates of individuals who apply for leadership positions in election campaigns, such as local elections.