The elections were at the last session of the Seventh General Assembly of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria’s largest scientific institution, a government body.
The Academy was first established as a literary society in 1869, seven years before the country’s National Liberation from the Ottoman Empire.
Its new President, Prof. Julian Revalski, was elected on December 1, 2016. Now, three new Vice Presidents have been elected: archaeologist Vasil Nikolov, chemist Konstantin Hadzhiivanov, and physicist Kostadin Ganev.
Prof. Evdokia Pasheva has been reelected as Scientific Secretary-General of the organization.