Ministry of Internal Affairs (Moldova)

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Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova
Coat of arms of Moldova.svg
Incumbent
Dorin Recean

since July 24, 2012
Appointer Parliament of Moldova
Term length Four years
Website www.mai.gov.md

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova (Ministerul Afacerilor Interne) is one of the sixeteen ministries of the Government of Moldova.

History[edit]

During the Moldavian Democratic Republic, Vladimir Cristi served as Director General for Internal Affairs.

The Ministry was created upon cessation by Soviet Union of Bessarabia which was part of Romania in 1940. On 8 August 1940 The Government of Soviet Union has announced creation of NKVD Internal affairs organization that was responsible public order and state secret service in newly created Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. After the World War II now with permanent soviet occupation local organization of NKVD on 26 March 1946 changes name to Ministry of Internal Affairs thus being direct inherit to current Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova. On 18 December 1990 the Parliament of newly Independent Moldovan Republic adopted law in relation to name of police (Poliţia) instea of Militsiya.

In 2006, the deputies of Gheorghe Papuc were Botnari Vladimir Ilie and Boestean Gheorghe Matei.

Among the departments of the Ministry are the General Division of State Guard, the Division of Information and Operative Evidence and the Department of Public order.

Appointed as minister on 24 July 2012, the current Minister is Dorin Recean, is an independent but linked indirectly to Vlad Filat who is a leader of Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM).

Ministers[edit]

Name Date Party Organisation Title
Dorin Recean 24 July 2012 – Present PLDM Ministry of Internal Affairs
Alexei Roibu 14 January 2011 – 24 July 2012 PLDM Ministry of Internal Affairs General of Police
Victor Catan 25 September 2009 – 14 January 2011 PLDM Ministry of Internal Affairs Major General of Police
Gheorghe Papuc 2002–2009 PCRM Ministry of Internal Affairs Lieutenant General of Police
Vasile Drăgănel 2001–2002 Independent Ministry of Internal Affairs Major General of Police
Vladimir Ţurcan 2000–2001 PCRM Ministry of Internal Affairs Major General of Police
Victor Catan 1998–2000 Independent Ministry of Internal Affairs Major General of Police
Mihai Plămădeală 1997–1998 Independent Ministry of Internal Affairs Major General of Police
Constantin Antoci 1992–1997 Independent Ministry of Internal Affairs Lieutenant General of Police
Ion Costaş 1990–1992 CPSU Ministry of Internal Affairs Major General
Vladimir Voronin 1988–1990 CPSU Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) Major General
Gheorghe Lavranciuc 1985–1988 CPSU Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) Major General
Nicolai Bradulov 1961–1985 CPSU Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) Lieutenant General
Moisei Romanov 1956–1961 CPSU Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) Colonel
Petr Kulik 1954–1956 CPSU Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) Major General
Iosif Mordoveţ 1953–1954 CPSU Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) Major General
Petr Kulik 1951–1953 CPSU Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) Major General
Feodor Tutuşkin 1946–1951 CPSU Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) Lieutenant General
Mihail Markeev 1944–1946 CPSU NKVD Commissar
M. Dimitrenco 1941 - 1944 (In Exile Moscow) CPSU NKVD Commissar
N. Sazikin 1940 - 1941 (Soviet Occupation) CPSU NKVD Commissar

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