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Election of President of the Republic of Moldova from May 20 and June 3, 2009

After the repeat elections of the Moldovan President on June 3, 2009, none of the proposed candidates received 61 votes; this means that the President of the Republic of Moldova was not elected. As a result, the acting President will dissolve the Parliament of the XVIIth legislature and will set the date for early parliamentary elections.
General information on elections

Elections of May 20, 2009

Two candidates run for the May 20, 2009 elections:

  1. Zinaida Greceanii, incumbent prime minister (nominated by 33 PCRM lawmakers)
  2. Stanislav Groppa, doctor (nominated by 15 PCRM lawmakers)

Although, the members of Parliament representing the opposition factions have registered initially their presence at the Parliament sitting, as the election procedure started, all of them have declared that will not participate in elections and left the Sitting Hall. In these conditions, only 60 PCRM lawmakers cast their votes and unanimously voted Zinaida Grecianii. Her opponent Stanislav Groppa got no vote, although his candidacy was proposed by 15 PCRM lawmakers. Because the elections were invalid, the Parliament set the repeat elections for May 28, 2009.

The repeat elections will be held in the same conditions: the same or other candidates can participate in elections; the gathering of a deliberative quorum of 61 lawmakers is necessary; is declared winner the candidate that receives 61 votes of the lawmakers. If the sitting is deliberative and no candidate got the necessary number of votes, the runoff with the first two candidates is organized within 3 days.

Repeat elections of June 3, 2009

Repeat elections of President of the Republic of Moldova set for May 28, 2009 have been postponed to June 3, 2009, on the request of the PCRM faction.

Two candidates run for repeat elections:

  1. Zinaida Greceanii, incumbent prime minister (repeatedly nominated by 33 PCRM lawmakers)
  2. Andrei Neguta, Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the Russian Federation (nominated by 16 PCRM lawmakers)

Before the start of voting, the chairman of the Parliament and PCRM leader, Vladimir Voronin had consultations with opposition factions. Thereupon, PL and PLDM leaders declared that their parties will not participate in the election of the chief of state, while the AMN leader said that AMN MPs will decide individually whether to vote or not for the President. As a result, only 60 PCRM lawmakers cast their votes and unanimously voted Zinaida Grecianii. Her opponent Andrei Neguta, similarly to Stanislav Groppa, got no vote, although his candidacy was proposed by 16 PCRM lawmakers. As none of the candidates running for the position of President of the Republic of Moldova received 61 votes required to elect the President, the incumbent President will dissolve the Parliament and set the date for early parliamentary elections.

Biography of Zinaida Greceanii

Zinaida Greceanii

Born on February 7 1956, in Tomsk Region of the Russian Federation.

A graduate of the Financial and Economic College in Chisinau and the State University of Moldova, Department of Economy.

Following her College graduation, since 1974 to 1991, she is applying herself as Senior Accountant, Senior Inspector, Senior Inspector-Auditor, Head of the Budgetary Section within the Financial Division of Briceni (district).

From 1991 to 1994 she is Head of the Budgetary Section and Assistant to the Head of the Economic-Financial Division of Briceni, Interim Head of the District Economic-Financial Division.

In the period 1994–1996 she is Assistant to the Head of the General Division for the Budget Elaboration and Analysis, Head of the Local Budget Division of the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance.

From 1996 to 2000, she is Head of the General Division for the Budget Elaboration and Analysis, Director of the Budget Department.

In 2000–2001 — Deputy Minister of Finance.

In 2001–2002 — First Deputy Minister of Finance.

As by Decree of the President of the Republic of Moldova, on February 8, 2002 she is appointed Interim Minister of Finance, and on February 26, 2002 — Minister of Finance.

On April 19, 2005 upon the vote of confidence of the Parliament and by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Moldova, she is appointed Minister of Finance.

On October 10, 2005 by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Moldova she is appointed First Deputy Prime Minister.

On March 31, 2008, upon the vote of confidence of the Parliament, she was elected Prime Minister.

On May 4, 2009, after the Government’s mandate expired, she announced the resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers. At the moment, she is the acting prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova.

Married, mother of two children.

Biography of Andrei Neguta

Andrei Neguta

Born on July 18, 1952 in the village of Hirbovat, the rayon of Anenii Noi.

A graduate of the State University of Moldova, chemistry specialization, and of the State University of Odessa, sociology and political science specialization.

After graduating from the State University of Moldova, in 1975–1977 worked as school chemistry teacher in the village of Vasieni, the rayon of Kotovsk. Since 1977 till 1984 occupied different positions in Kotovsk Rayon Komsomol Committee.

From 1984 to 1991 was secretary of party committee in the agricultural enterprises “Moldova” and “Victoria”, and prime secretary of the Communist Party of Moldova in the rayon of Kotovsk.

During 1991–1995 worked in a private commercial enterprise and in 1995–1997 was the deputy Chair of Hincesti Rayon.

In 1998 and 2001 was elected as a member of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova on the PCRM electoral list. In 2001 was elected Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission for foreign policy, Head of the Moldovan Parliament delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and Co-Chair of the Inter-parliamentary Cooperation Committee between the Moldovan Parliament and the Russian Federal Assembly.

In 2003, was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to the French Republic (and to the Kingdom of Spain and the Portuguese Republic), Representative of the Moldovan President in the Permanent Council of Francophonie and Representative of the Moldovan Government to UNESCO.

In July 2006 was appointed Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Moldova to the Council of Europe.

In December 2008 has been appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to the Russian Federation.

He is author of several scientific articles on the Moldovan-French relations.

Biography of Stanislav Groppa

Stanislav Groppa

Born on May 15, 1956 in the village of Verejeni, the rayon of Ocnita.

He is doctor habilitatus in medicine, lecturer, correspondent member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

He is neurological surgeon at the Municipal Emergency Hospital in Chisinau, head of the neurogical surgery and neurology department of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Nicolae Testimiteanu.

A graduate of the Chisinau-based State Institute of Medicine. He was recommended for doctor’s degree at the neurology department of the Moscow-based Institute of Medicine No.2 and got his doctor’s degree there. In 1989, Stanislav Groppa got his post-doctor’s degree at the same institute. He was dean of the training faculty for doctors, non-titular chief neurologist of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, chairman of the Anti-Epilepsy League, head of the Republican Commission for the Attestation of neurologists, neurological surgeons and neurological paediatricians.

He is the initiator of the National Medical Genetics Programme and new emergency assistance system for patients suffering from cerebrovascular diseases.

He is member of the European and International League Against Epilepsy and World Council for the Treatment of Cerebrovascular Diseases. He is author of more than 200 books, including two monographs.