28 November 2021

Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises


20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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Dinu Patriciu considers Ion Sturza will not agree to be a Moldovan Presidential candidate

According to Romanian businessman, there is number of tangible arguments against this.
INFOTAG, 13 August 2009, 18:39

Famous Romanian businessman Dinu Patriciu considers it doubtful that known Moldovan businessman Ion Sturza will agree to be a Moldovan Presidential candidate.

According to sources close to the Romanian businessman, there is number of tangible arguments against this.

In their words, Patriciu's main argument is Sturza's present rank and position, who has de facto manages the Rompetrol Group and supervises personally the external foreign economic relations of the holding.

"At present the holding has a lot of important agreement valued at billions of euros and agreements, contacts and relations throughout the world to be maintained constantly and the termination of them would not be desirable for Sturza himself and for his holding", the sources say and underlined that he is no longer a romantic hero of the 1990s of the ХХ century, but a very successful businessman of the international class.

The second important reason is Sturza's personal fortune and it will not allow him to agree to transfer the administration of the company to another person, while he has a successful business.

Another reason is Sturza's philanthropic activities, which he began in the last years by having created the family fund, which bears his name. The fund helps talented children to receive education in Moldova and outside its borders", the sources assert.

They consider that the above reasons are much more important that the proposed presidency.

"The information that Sturza is a good and decent figure for the Presidential post appeared in virtue of the fact that very few people have a real idea of the President's task", sources, close to Patriciu say.

Ion Sturza and Dina Patriciu are connected by their successful business in the Rompetrol Group, headed by the Romanian millionaire. At the end of 2007 the KazMunayGaz company bought 75% of the Rompetrol shares for 2 billion euros. Ion Sturza carried out this transaction personally.

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