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President of Moldova resigns

President of Moldova Vladimir Voronin announced on 2 September 2009 that he intended to resign, saying that his position as acting President had become “ambiguous and doubtful”.

He resigned on 11 September 2009. The President sent a letter to Parliament confirming his intention to resign. Mihai Ghimpu succeeded Voronin as acting president until a proper President could be elected.

After the parliamentary election held on 5 April 2009, the PCRM won 49.48% of the vote and 60 seats, one seat too few to elect a President. Voronin was elected Speaker of the Parliament and retained the Presidency of Moldova with an interim status. Read More…

Moldovans vote in election re-run

In Moldova’s parliamentary election, the ruling Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova obtains a plurality but fails to gain a majority.

The country’s parliament, elected months earlier, was dissolved by president Vladimir Voronin on 15 June 2009, after it had twice failed to elect a new president. Voronin’s party, the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova, gained around 45% of the vote, whilst the other four parties which won seats each gained from around 7% to 16%.

However, combined, the opposition parties to the Communists secured a greater percentage of the vote, and are now in discussion over forming a coalition. This has lead some commentators to declare the election a loss for the Communists. Read More…

Romania and Moldova start relations

Lazar Comanescu, the Romanian Foreign Affairs minister visited his Moldovan counterpart Andrei Stratan on Monday. A series of meetings held by Comanescu with top Republic of Moldova officials was aimed at marking a period of ice-breaking in the bilateral relations to “fortify political, economic and social relations” between the two countries.

Out of the meeting with Andrei Stratan, Lazar Comanescu also held talks with Moldovan Prime Minister Zinaida Grechany and President Vladimir Voronin. Read More…

New Government of Moldova

A new Government has been formed in the Republic of Moldova on Monday afternoon local time, though the vote of confidence in the Zinaida Greceanîi Cabinet came only from 56 members of the 101-seat Parliament of Moldova.

New ministers constitute only one-third of the governmental team. For the first time in the republic’s independence history, the Government is headed by a woman – Prime Minister Zinaida Greceanîi, to work together with 5 other women at the head of various ministries. Read More…

New Moldovan PM nominated Zinaida Greceanii

President of Moldova Vladimir Voronin has signed today the decree about Zinaida Greceanii’s purpose for a post of the prime minister of the country.

Under the Constitution, Zinaida Greceanii is to submit to the parliament for adoption the new government’s activity program and the whole list of the executive in a 15-day period after her designation. The parliament gives a vote of confidence to the government with the votes of at least 52 MPs out of 101 ones.

Zinaida Greceanii was born in 1956, and graduated from the Chisinau-based Financial and Economic College and the Moldovan State University, specialty of economist. Starting 1994, she has held diverse responsible posts at the Finance Ministry.

Greceanii began her activity from the office of deputy head of the budget’s elaboration and analysis general directorate up to the post of minister, in which she was appointed in 2002 – an office she held till 2005. In that year, Zinaida Greceanii was appointed to the post of deputy prime minister of Moldova, under presidential decree.

Moldova’s PM Vasile Tarlev resigns

Moldova‘s Prime Minister Vasile Tarlev resigned on Wednesday(March, 19, 2008) at the Government meeting. The president of the Republic of Moldova Vladimir Voronin took part at the meeting.

Vasile Tarlev expressed his satisfaction with the results the Government has attained so far, which, according to him, have been appreciated by many international structures.

According to Tarlev, within the period he headed the Government, a range of the Government’s representatives have been trained, so that now they are ready to function as members of any Government.

Vasile Tarlev was appointed as premier in 2001 and is the prime-minister who has been in office longer than anyone, after the proclamation of independence.