Mrs. Tsetska TSACHEVA
PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
Ms. Tsetska Tsacheva is the first female President in the history of Bulgaria’s Parliament. She was elected as President of the 41st National Assembly on July 14th, 2009.
Tsetska Tsacheva Dangovska was born on May 24th, 1958, in the village of Dragana, Lovech region.
Married, with one son.
Education and training
In 1976 she completed summa cum laude her secondary education at the Anastasia Dimitrova Second High School in the city of Pleven, majoring in math. Having graduated in law from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
She served one year as an intern judge at the District Court in Pleven before taking up the position of legal adviser at the Municipal Council in Pleven. Since 1988, she was appointed Head of the Legal Department of Pleven Municipality. On April 29th, 1992, she was admitted to the Pleven Bar, of which she is a member to this day.
Personal skills and competences
Ms. Tsacheva is a founding member of the Association of Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (known for its Bulgarian acronym GERB) and the GERB political party in Pleven. As leader of the municipal chapter of GERB, she ran for mayor of Pleven at the local elections held in 2007. She was elected municipal councillor in the Pleven Municipal Council on the GERB ticket. In the national elections for the 41st Parliament in 2009, she was a majority candidate and No. 1 on the GERB proportional ticket for the 15th Constituency, Pleven.