1 December 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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Vlad Filat appointed as candidate for the post of Prime Minister

Liberal Democratic Party leader MP Vlad Filat, 40, has been appointed as candidate for the post of Prime Minister of Moldova. Acting President Mihai Ghimpu signed a corresponding Decree to this effect on Thursday evening.
INFOTAG, 17 September 2009, 17:33
Photo by Robert A. Reeder
Photo by Robert A. Reeder

Chisinau, September 17 ( INFOTAG ). According to the Constitution, the candidate is supposed to present to parliament, within 15 days, the work program and personal list of his cabinet. New government starts functioning upon parliament's vote of confidence.

Filat has been nominated to this post by the parliamentary majority Alliance for European Integration of 53 in the 101-member Parliament of Moldova.

Vlad Filat marked his 40th birthday anniversary last May. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Iasi University (Romania), and has developed into a prominent Moldovan man of business and politician. In 1998-1999, he was Director of the Department of Privatization and Public Property Administration. In March 1999 he was appointed as State Minister. In December 2007, Vlad Filat resigned as Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Party [Dumitru Diacov's] and established the Liberal Democratic Party. That personal political project of his turned out to be quite successful: in merely one year's time he has managed to bring the new political force to parliament. He is married, and has a son and a daughter.

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