As Ferdinand searches for a man to lead his first government, there seems to be only one possible candidate. With his appointment as Prime Minister, Stefan Stambolov begins a new era of Bulgarian history.
Major Characters in this Episode
Tsar Alexander III of Russia
Princess Clémentine of Orléans
Otto Von Bismarck
Timeline for this Episode
1887, Sept 1st - Prince Ferdinand appoints Stefan Stambolov Prime Minister
1887, Sept 28th - 5th National Assembly elections won by Stefan Stambolov’s supporters. Voting turnout is 22%.
1887, October 15th - Opening of the 5th National Assembly.
1887, Nov 9th - Stefan Stambolov’s supporters, headed by Dimiter Petkov, threaten to take matters into their own hands concerning the exarch’s deputy Climent Tarnovski, who is unrecognized by the government, and remove him from Sofia.
1888 Feb 26th - A performance in honor of Ferdinand’s birthday scandalizes Bulgaria and Europe.
1888 April 2nd - Exarch Joseph I sends a letter to the Porte for the appointment of Bulgarian bishops in Macedonia. The Porte doesn’t respond.