Leaders of Moldova
(Republic of Moldova)
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Look for biographies of the leaders (in Spanish) at CIDOB website. See also former USSR for data before 1991.

Parties: ADR: Alliance for Democracy and Reforms FPM: Popular Front of Moldova PCM: Communist Party of Moldova PCRM: Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova PDAM: Agrarian Democratic Party of Moldova PDM: Democratic Party of Moldova PL: Liberal Party PLDM: Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova PRCM: Party of Revival and Conciliation of Moldova PRM: Republican Party of Moldova PSL: Social Liberal Party PSRM: Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova n/p: non-party


Presidents of the Republic
Mircea Ion Snegur         3 Sep 1990 - 15 Jan 1997         PCM, PRCM (1)
Petru Chiril Lucinschi   15 Jan 1997 -  7 Apr 2001         n/p
Vladimir Nicolae Voronin  7 Apr 2001 - 11 Sep 2009         PCRM   
Mihai Ghimpu             11 Sep 2009 - 28 Dec 2010         PL (acting) 
Vladimir (Vlad) Filat    28 Dec 2010 - 30 Dec 2010         PLDM (acting)
Marian Lupu              30 Dec 2010 - 23 Mar 2012         PDM (acting)
Nicolae Timofti          23 Mar 2012 - 23 Dec 2016         n/p
Igor Dodon               23 Dec 2016 -                     PSRM (2)

(1) Chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 29 Jul 1989 to 3 Sep 1990; ruler of an independent state from 25 Dec 1991 (the declaration of independence made on 27 Aug 1991 was effective as the USSR was dissolved).
(2) Suspended by the Constitutional Court from 20 to 24 Oct 2017; the chairman of the Parliament, Andrian Candu, acted as interim president in the meantime.


Prime Ministers
Mircea George Druc       26 May 1990 - 28 May 1991         FPM 
Valeriu Tudor Muravschi  28 May 1991 -  1 Jul 1992         PRCM
Andrei Sangheli           1 Jul 1992 - 24 Jan 1997         PDAM
Ion Ciubuc               24 Jan 1997 -  3 Mar 1999 (†2018) ADR
Ion Sturza                3 Mar 1999 - 22 Dec 1999         ADR
Dumitru Braghis          22 Dec 1999 - 19 Apr 2001         n/p
Vasile Petru Tarlev      19 Apr 2001 - 31 Mar 2008         n/p, PCRM
Zinaida Greceanii        31 Mar 2008 - 14 Sep 2009         PCRM
Vitalie Pirlog           14 Sep 2009 - 25 Sep 2009         PCRM (acting)
Vladimir (Vlad) Filat    25 Sep 2009 - 25 Apr 2013         PLDM
Iurie Leanca             25 Apr 2013 - 18 Feb 2015         PLDM (acting to 31 May 2013)
Chiril Gaburici          18 Feb 2015 - 22 Jun 2015         PLDM
Natalia Gherman          22 Jun 2015 - 30 Jul 2015         PLDM (acting)  
Valeriu Strelet          30 Jul 2015 - 30 Oct 2015         PLDM
Gheorghe Brega           30 Oct 2015 - 20 Jan 2016         PL (acting)
Pavel Filip              20 Jan 2016 -                     PDM

Foreign Ministers
Nicolae Tâu              1990-1993         n/p
Ion Botnaru              1993-1994         (acting)
Mihai Popov              1994-1997         n/p
Nicolae Tabacaru         1997-2000         n/p
Nicolae Cernomaz         2000-2001         n/p
Iurie Leanca             2001              n/p (acting)
Nicolae Dudau            2001-2004         n/p
Andrei Stratan           2004-2009         PRM
Iurie Leanca             2009-2013         PLDM
Natalia Gherman          2013-2016         n/p, PLDM
Andrei Galbur            2016-2018         n/p
Tudor Ulianovschi        2018-             n/p

Presidents of the Parliament
Mircea Snegur            1990              PCM
Alexandru Mosanu         1990-1993 (†2017) PSL  
Petru Chiril Lucinschi   1993-1997         PDAM
Dumitru Motpan           1997-1998         PDAM
Dumitru Diacov           1998-2001         PDM
Eugenia Ostapciuc        2001-2005         PCRM
Marian Lupu              2005-2009         PCRM
Ivan Calin               2009              PCRM (acting)
Vladimir Nicolae Voronin 2009              PCRM
Mihai Ghimpu             2009-2010         PL
Marian Lupu              2010-2013         PDM
Liliana Palihovici       2013              PLDM (acting)  
Igor Corman              2013-2015         PDM
Andrian Candu            2015-             PDM   

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