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Tatyana Doncheva

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Tatyana Doncheva Toteva
Personal details
Born (1960-01-28) 28 January 1960 (age 61)
Tryavna, Bulgaria
NationalityBulgarian
Political partyBulgarian Socialist Party (before 2009) Movement 21 (2010-present)
ProfessionPolitician, Jurist

Tatyana Doncheva Toteva (Bulgarian: Татяна Дончева Тотева; born 28 January 1960) is a Bulgarian politician from the PP "Movement 21" (Bulgarian: ПП "Движение 21"), of which she is the chairperson. She has been a member of three National Parliaments.[1]

Biography

Receiving an education in the field of legal studies (graduating from the juridical faculty of Sofia University), Doncheva has worked as a jurist, lawyer and prosecutor in Sofia. She is also a member of the Arbitration Commission of the Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation.[2] In 2005, she was a candidate (backed by BSP and a number of other parties) to become mayor of the capital city, losing out to Boyko Borisov in the second decisive electoral round of the municipal elections.[3] After being unable to stake a strong enough claim for the leadership position of BSP at the party congress in October 2009, Doncheva founded the PP "Movement 21" in April 2010, which does not constitute a political party, but represents the activism of citizens. Tatyana Doncheva ran in the 2016 Bulgarian Presidential Elections.[4]

She speaks English and Russian in addition to her native Bulgarian.[5]

Political views

Tatyana Doncheva is a vocal opponent against corruption and argues in favor of reforms in Bulgaria's justice system. Recently, she raised concern about the anti-constitutional amendments to Bulgaria's Code of Criminal Procedure which were passed by the Bulgarian Parliament in August 2017.[6] Doncheva was worried that the new changes create more possibilities for repression: for instance, one of the new provisions permits an investigation to be kept open indefinitely.[7]

Previously, she had argued that Bulgaria's Prosecution acts like "a shah from the Middle Ages."[8] She also warned that Bulgaria's Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov abuses his office and attacks businessmen for personal reasons.[9] In the summer of 2017, Doncheva suspected that Tsatsarov was working towards extending his already excessive powers through negotiations behind the curtain.[10] Sotir Tsatsarov has recently been nominated for sanctions under the US Magnitsky Act.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Профил на Татяна Дончева". National Assembly of Bulgaria. Retrieved 2015-02-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Адв. Татяна Дончева, Комисии към БФХГ - Арбитражна комисия". fbgr.org. Retrieved 2015-02-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Кратка биография на Татяна Дончева". omda.bg. Retrieved 2015-02-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Татяна Дончева, кандидат за президент: На балотаж с Цецка Цачева ще взема всички гласове срещу ГЕРБ". dnevnik.bg. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Информация за Татяна Дончева". personi.dir.bg. Retrieved 2015-02-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Татяна Дончева: В затвора трябва да влизат виновни хора, а не невинни по скалъпени обвинения". mediapool.bg. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Татяна Дончева: В затвора трябва да влизат виновни хора, а не невинни по скалъпени обвинения". mediapool.bg. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Татяна Дончева: Прокуратурата се меси неуместно в големи икономически игри". Bulgarian National Radio. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Татяна Дончева: ЦУМ-гейт не е паралелна държава, това е нашата си, българска държава". mediapool.bg. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Дончева: Докато спите, Цацаров организира президента, управляващи и опозиция". frognews.bg. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Nominated Perpetrators". bulgarianmagnitsky.com. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
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