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Information about reign: Цар Симеон II (Tsar Simeon II)

CountryBulgaria
From28 August 1943
To15 September 1946
Personal InformationSimeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937 - )
Description

Simeon Borisov Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (or Sakskoburggotski) is a Bulgarian politician and former monarch. During his reign as Simeon II (modern Bulgarian: Симеон II, contemporary Bulgarian: Симеон II), King (or Tsar) of Bulgaria, from 1943 to 1946 he was a minor, the royal authority being exercised over the kingdom on his behalf by a regency. The regents were Simeon's uncle Prince Kiril, General Nikola Mihov and the prime minister, Bogdan Filov.

In 1946 the monarchy was overthrown as a consequence of a referendum, and Simeon was forced into exile.

During his short reign, no coins were minted for King Simeon II but some banknotes were issued carrying his effigy.

Simeon returned to his home country in 1996, formed the political party National Movement for Stability and Progress and became Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria from July 2001 until August 2005, in the next elections he, as a leader of NDSV, took part in a coalition government with the ex-communist party BSP, and in 2008 after NDSV could not get into Parliament he left politics.