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Important24 March 2019 10:00

TOP-10 the long-lived prime ministers in the history of Moldova

Soon, a new Prime Minister will be appointed. In the context, we propose a conventional top to help us remember the longest-running prime ministers in the history of the Republic of Moldova.

1). Vasile Tarlev

The most long-lived prime minister was Vasile Tarlev, who has ruled the government for almost seven years. More specifically, he was the head of the Executive during April 19, 2001 – March 19, 2008. Vasile Tarlev was the sixth premier of the Republic of Moldova.

2). Andrei Sangheli

The second long-lived premier is Andrei Sangheli. He ruled the country from July 1, 1992 to January 24, 1997, which means 4.6 years and few days. Andrei Sangheli was the second premier since the proclamation of independence of the Republic of Moldova.

3). Vlad Filat

The “Bronze” in this chapter belongs to the eighth Premier. This is Vlad Filat, who headed the Government from September 25, 2009 to March 5, 2013. It is worth mentioning that until April 23, 2013, he was prime minister in office, which means about 3.6 years.

4). Pavel Filip

The current prime minister of the Republic of Moldova , Pavel Filip, on the longevity chapter, ranks fourth. He has been in charge of the government since January 20, 2016, which means he has been in office for three years and over two months. It is worth mentioning that Pavel Filip is the twelfth premier of the Republic of Moldova .

5). Ion Ciubuc

On the fifth place in our ranking is the third premier of Moldova, Ion Ciubuc. He was in office from January 24, 1997 to February 1, 1999, which means two years and  few days.

6). Iurie Leanca

The sixth Premier of the Republic of Moldova, Iurie Leanca, initially served as interim, a post held on April 25, 2013, and on 30 May 2013 he was appointed Prime Minister. On December 10, 2014, the Leanca government resigned, which is in fact a technical procedure that forces it to resign with the validation of the new parliamentary elections. However, the Leanca Cabinet was in office until February 18, 2015. In total, with the interim, serving as prime minister, but also in office, Iurie Leanca was at the head of the Government for about 1 year and 10 months.

7). Zinaida Greceanii

The seventh place belongs to the only lady who has been the prime minister of the Republic of Moldova. This is Zinaida Greceanii, being the head of the Executive from 31 March 2008 to 14 September 2009, which means about 1 year and 5 months. It is worth mentioning that Zinaida Greceanii was the seventh Premier.

8). Dumitru Braghiş

The eighth-place belongs to the fifth premier, Dumitru Braghis. He led the Government of the Republic of Moldova for approximately 1 year and 4 months, namely from 21 December 1999 to 19 April 2001.

9). Valeriu Muravschi

Valeriu Muravschi ruled the country from May 28, 1991 to July 1, 1992, which means about 1 year and 2 months.

10). Ion Sturza

Our conventional ranking is ended by the fourth premier in the history of the independent state of Moldova, Ion Sturza. He led the Government from 19 February 1999 to 9 November 1999.

Translator: Mihaela Grosu

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