Tsetska Tsacheva

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Tsczetsczka Tzcsacheva
Цецка Цачева
Tsetska Tsacheva - 2017 (cropped).jpg
Tsacheva in 2017
Minister of Justice
In office
4 May 2017 – 5 April 2019
Prime MinisterBoyko Borisov
Preceded byMaria Pavlova
Succeeded byDanail Kirilov
Chair of the National Assembly
In office
27 October 2014 – 26 January 2017
Preceded byMihail Mikov
Succeeded byDimitar Glavchev
In office
14 July 2009 – 13 March 2013
Preceded byGeorgi Pirinski
Succeeded byMihail Mikov
Personal details
Born (1958-05-24) May 24, 1958 (age 62)
Dragana, Bulgaria
Political partyCommunist Party (Before 1989)
GERB (2006–present)
Alma materSofia University

Tsetska Tsacheva Dangovska (Bulgarian: Цецка Цачева Данговска; born 24 May 1958) is a Bulgarian GERB politician and jurist. She was the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria from 4 May 2017 to 5 April 2019. She had previously held the position of Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Bulgaria on two occasions.[1] Tsetska Tsacheva is the first woman to ever chair the National Assembly of Bulgaria since its establishment in 1878.[2][3]


Tsacheva was born in the village of Dragana in Ugarchin Municipality, Lovech Province. She finished the Pleven High School of Mathematics in 1976 and graduated in law from Sofia University.[3]

A member of the Pleven Bar Association, she practised as a lawyer and was subsequently a head legal advisor to the Pleven Municipality for seven and a half years until 2007.[3]

Tsacheva is married to the architect Rumen Dangovski and has a son, also named Rumen, who is a college student studying Math at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology in the United States.[4][5]

Political career[edit]

O Υπουργός Εξωτερικών Νίκος Κοτζιάς με την Πρόεδρο του Κοινοβουλίου της Βουλγαρίας, Tsetska Tsachevaον, Σόφια, 18.6.2015 (18737445730).jpg

Until the democratic changes in 1989, Tsacheva was a member of the Bulgarian Communist Party, though she quit promptly after the fall of the People's Republic of Bulgaria.[5] In 2007, she joined the Pleven Municipal Council as a member of Boyko Borisov's party GERB.[6][7] Tsacheva was GERB's candidate for mayor of Pleven in 2007, but she only came third as Nayden Zelenogorski of the Union of the Democratic Forces won his third term in the first round. Tsacheva was also behind the Bulgarian Socialist Party's Vasil Antonov in that election.[5]

In the 2009 Bulgarian parliamentary election, Tsacheva headed GERB's voting list in Pleven Province and was also the party's proportional candidate for that constituency. She won the proportional elections in Pleven Province with 36.92%, or 54,880 votes.[8] After her party's decisive electoral victory, she was selected as GERB's candidate for Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Bulgaria and was unanimously elected to that post by 227 votes out of 240 and no votes against.[2]

Tsacheva was considered a member of the reform-minded group around Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Djankov. She ensured the passage of several legislative packages to reduce the burden on business and avoid a meltdown of the banking system.

Presidential candidate[edit]

Tsacheva was nominated to be her party's candidate for the 2016 Presidential election. Plamen Manushev was chosen to be the vice-presidential candidate. She lost the run-off to Rumen Radev, former air force commander. As a reaction, prime minister Boyko Borisov resigned.[9]


  1. ^ "41st National Assembly: Tsetska Tsacheva Dangovska". National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  2. ^ a b "Цецка Цачева — първата жена председател на НС" (in Bulgarian). Lex.bg. 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  3. ^ a b c "Lawyer Tsetska Tsacheva elected Speaker of the 41st National Assembly". National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria. 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  4. ^ "Asteroid to Be Named after Son of Bulgarian Ex Parliament Speaker". www.novinite.com.
  5. ^ a b c Божинова, Буряна (2009-07-13). "Острият ум на Цачева опровергава вицовете за блондинки" (in Bulgarian). 24 часа. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  6. ^ "Народни представители от ГЕРБ Плевен: Цецка Цачева Данговска" (in Bulgarian). ГЕРБ. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  7. ^ "Коя е Цецка Цачева" (in Bulgarian). Vesti.bg. 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  8. ^ "Окончателни резултати от избирателен район Плевен 15" (in Bulgarian). Централна избирателна комисия. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  9. ^ "Pro-Russia Rumen Radev wins Bulgarian presidency". Al Jazeera. 14 November 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Georgi Pirinski
Chair of the National Assembly
Succeeded by
Mihail Mikov
Preceded by
Mihail Mikov
Chair of the National Assembly
Succeeded by
Dimitar Glavchev
Preceded by
Maria Pavlova
Minister of Justice