Tsacheva in 2017
|Minister of Justice|
4 May 2017 - 5 April 2019
|Chair of the National Assembly|
27 October 2014 - 26 January 2017
14 July 2009 - 13 March 2013
|Born||May 24, 1958|
|Political party||Communist Party (Before 1989)|
|Alma mater||Sofia University|
Tsetska Tsacheva Dangovska (Bulgarian: ; born 24 May 1958) is a Bulgarian jurist and GERB politician. 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. Tsetska Tsacheva is the first woman to ever chair the National Assembly of Bulgaria since its establishment in 1878.
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. In 2007, she joined the Pleven Municipal Council as a member of Boyko Borisov's party GERB. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.