Tsvetan Genchev Tsvetanov (Цветан Генчев Цветанов; born 8 April 1965) is a Bulgarian politician and former government official. He served as the chairman of the GERB party until 2009. On 8 July 2009, following his party's victory in the 2009 parliamentary election, he was designated by de facto party leader Boyko Borisov as the future Minister of the Interior.
Tsvetanov's tenure as Minister of the Interior was marked by controversy. He eventually distanced himself from Borisov after facing pressure to resign from his leadership roles within the party. This was about his involvement in a real estate corruption scandal. As a result, Tsvetanov chose to leave the party and established his political party called Republicans for Bulgaria, alongside other former GERB members who had defected.
Tsvetanov, born in Sofia, holds a degree from the National Sports Academy and a post-graduate degree in Law from the University of National and World Economy. He has also pursued spec