President of Transnistria

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President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic
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Incumbent
Yevgeny Shevchuk

since 30 December 2011
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Igor Smirnov
Formation 3 December 1991
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The President of Transnistria is the highest elected official of Transnistria, a small unrecognized country which declared independence from Moldova in 1990. The president of the republic is the country's head of state and is also commander in chief of its armed forces. As per the Constitution of Transnistria, he also represents the country abroad.

The President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, as Transnistria is officially called, is elected by the citizens of the republic on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot for a term of five years.

The current President is Yevgeny Shevchuk, since 30 December 2011. He was elected in the 2011 election.

Non-Presidential Heads of State[edit]

# Head of State Position Took office Left office Party
1 Igor Smirnov Chairman of the Provisional Supreme Soviet 3 September 1990 29 November 1990 (None)
2 Igor Smirnov Chairman of the Republic 29 November 1990 29 August 1991 (None)
Andrey Manoylov Acting Chairman of the Republic 29 August 1991 1 October 1991 (None)
3 Igor Smirnov Chairman of the Republic 1 October 1991 3 December 1991 (None)

List of Presidents of Transnistria[edit]

# President Took office Left office Party Vice President(s)
1 Igor Smirnov 3 December 1991 30 December 2011 (None)
Republic
Alexandru Caraman (1990–2001)
Sergey Leontiev (2001–2006)
Aleksander Korolyov (2006–2011)
2 Yevgeny Shevchuk 30 December 2011 Incumbent (None)

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 11 December and 25 December 2011 Transnistrian presidential election results
Candidate Party 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Yevgeny Shevchuk Independent 95,765 38.55 165,502 73.88
Anatoliy Kaminski Renewal 65,330 26.30 44,071 19.67
Igor Smirnov Independent 61,248 24.66
Oleg Khorzhan Pridnestrovie Communist Party 12,646 5.09
Dmitry Soin Breakthrough 1441 0.58
Andrey Safonov Independent 1303 0.52
Against all 4667 1.88 9977 4.45
Invalid 5986 2.41 4460 1.99
Total number of votes cast 248,386 100.00 224,010 100.00
Turnout 248,386 58.88 224,010 52.47
Abstention 202,948 47.53
Total number of registered voters 100.00 426,958 100.00
Source: Olvia Press 2 Transnistrian CEC

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