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Loukanov, Andrey (1938–1996)

Andrey Loukanov was a member of the Bulgarian Communist Party (BCP), which after 1990 was renamed the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP). Born a Soviet citizen, he was the grandson of Todor Loukanov (1874–1946), who was killed during Stalin's repressions, and son of Karlo Loukanov (1897–1982), a fighter in the International Brigades in Spain (1939), foreign minister (1956–1962), and, briefly, deputy prime minister of Bulgaria (1956–1957).

Andrey Loukanov graduated with a university degree in international affairs in Moscow in 1963. He was a member of Parliament (1976–1996), member of the Central Committee (CC) of the BCP (1977–1989), representative of Bulgaria at the United Nations and Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (CMEA). He also served as deputy prime minister (1976–1986) and first deputy prime minister (1986–1987), as ...

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