Politics

Concise biographies of members of new moldovan government

Vladimir Filat - the founder and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, and Moldova's Prime Minister since 2009.
INFOTAG, 17 January 2011, 10:35

Born on May 6, 1969. In 1995 - Director of the RoMold Trading Company (in Romania). In 1998 - Director of the national Department for Privatization and Public Property Management. March to November 1999 - State Minister in the Government of Ion Sturza. In 2000-2005 - Deputy Chairperson of the Democratic Party. In March 2005 he was elected to parliament on the DP ticket. In October 2007, Filat founded the Liberal Democratic Party. In September 2009 he was appointed as Prime Minister of Moldova.

Valeriu Lazar - Deputy Premier, Minister of Economy Valeriu Lazar (like in the previous Government). Born on May 20, 1968. In February 2004 - Deputy Minister of Economy, in April 2005 - September 2006 he was Minister of Economy and Trade. Elected to parliament in 2009. Lazar is the Republic of Moldova Member at the CIS Economic Council.

Iurie Leanca (LDPM) - Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. Born on October 20, 1963. In 2005-2007 - Senior Adviser to OSCE High Commissioner for National minorities (the Netherlands). In 2005-2009 - Deputy Chairperson of the Moldovan Association for External Policy (APE). In 2009 he was elected to the Moldovan Parliament. Held the posts of the Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration in the Filat Government-1.

Eugen Carpov (non-partisan) - Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Affairs. Born on April 22, 1966. In 1995-1997 - Consul, Head of the Consular Section at the Republic of Moldova's Embassy in Bucharest. In 1999-2001 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Moldova's former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Poland (2001-2005) and to European Organizations (2005-2007).

Mihai Moldovanu (LP) - Deputy Prime Minister for Social Issues. Born on June 7, 1965. In 1993-2007 - a physician at the medical department of the State Chancellery Office. In 2007-2009 - Director of the Chisinau Municipal Health Department.

Veaceslav Negruta (LDPM) - Minister of Finance. Born on March 4, 1972. In 2000-2001 he headed the National Bank of Moldova Department for Monetary Policy. In 2001-2003 - Senior Economist for a USAID project. Since 2007 - a member of the LDPM Permanent Bureau. Elected to the Moldovan Parliament in 2009. Was Minister of Finance in the previous Filat Government.

Alexandru Tanase - Minister of Justice (as in the previous Government). Born on February 24, 1971. Elected to the Chisinau Municipal Council in 2007, and became the Head of the city legislature's standing law commission. First Deputy Chairperson of the Liberal Democratic Party since December 2007. Elected to parliament in 2009.

Vasile Bumacov (LDPM) - Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry. Born on January 1, 1957. In 1999-2001 - First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry. Since 2004 - a member of the Assembly [presidium] of the Moldovan Academy of Sciences. In 2009 he was again appointed First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry.

Brig. Gen. Alexei Roibu (LDPM) - Minister of the Interior. Born on November 17, 1954. In 2000 - Deputy Director of the Information and Security Service, in 2002-2004 - Director of the Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption (CCECC). In 2009 he was appointed as Director General of the Moldova Border Guard Service.

Vitalie Marinuta (LP) - Minister of Defense (like in the previous Government). Born on July 16, 1970. In 1922-1999 - a task-force battalion officer. In 2000-2002 - commander of the Ministry of Defense 22nd peacekeeper battalion. In 2006-2007 - Chief of the International Cooperation and Euro-Atlantic Policy Section at the MoD Department of Military Policy and International Relations.

Anatol Salaru (LP) - Minister of Transport and Road Infrastructure (like in the previous Government). Born on February 7, 1962. In 2003-2008 - Head of the Ascom Grup representation in Iraq. Since 2008 - Deputy Chair of the Liberal Party. Elected to parliament in 2009.

Andrei Usatii (LDPM) - Minister of Health. Born on December 12, 1950. In 1998 - First Deputy Minister of Health. Since 2001 - coordinator of many programs and projects in the public health sector. Since 2010 - Director of the National Clinical Hospital.

Mihai Sleahtitchi (LDPM) - Minister of Education. Born on March 17, 1956. In 2005 - Head of the Psycho-Sociology Chair at International Independent University of Moldova (ULIM), in 2006-2009 - ULIM Deputy Director for Science. Since 2008 - LDPM Deputy Chairperson. Elected to parliament in 2009.

Pavel Filip (DP) - Minister of Informational and Telecommunication Technologies. Born on April 10, 1966. In 2001-2008 - Director General of the Bucuria confectionery association. In 2004 - a member of the Economic Council under the auspices of Chisinau Mayor. Since 2008 - Director General of the Tutun-CTC tobacco association.

Marcel Raducan (DP) - Minister of Regional Development and Construction (like in the previous Government). Born on February 10, 1967. In 1998-1999 - Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. In 1999-2001 - Director General of the national Department of Standardization, Metrology and Technical Supervision. Elected to parliament in 2009.

Valentina Buliga (DP) -- Minister of Labor, Social Protection and Family (like in the previous Government). Born on September 2, 1961. In 1998-2001 - Director of the Ministry of Health Department of Pharmaceutics and Medical Equipment. In 2004 - Director of the QBE Asito insurance company. In 2005-2009 - a member of Parliament (DP).

Boris Focsa (DP) - Minister of Culture (like in the previous Government). Born on May 10, 1968. In 2006-2009 - a member of the Supervisory Board of the Teleradio-Moldova state company. Since 2007 - a member of the National Council for awarding state premiums.

Gheorghe Salaru (LP) - Minister of Environment Protection (like in the previous Government). Born on November 14, 1961. In 2001-2003 - a school inspector. In 2004-2009 - adviser on local communities development at the Foundation for Social Investments. In 2005 he ran for parliament on the Centrist Union of Moldova (CUM) ticket. 2009 - elected to parliament on the Liberal Party ticket.

Ion Cebanu (LP) - Minister of Youth and Sports (like in the previous Government). Born on January 1, 1984. In 2007-2008 - staff lawyer of the Autosalubritate municipal garbage removal enterprise. In 2008-2009 - leader of the LP faction in the CMC. A member of the LP Permanent Bureau.

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