|Vasile Petru Tarlev|
|Prime Minister of Moldova|
19 April 2001 – 31 March 2008
|Preceded by||Dumitru Braghiş|
|Succeeded by||Zinaida Greceanîi|
6 October 1963 |
Başcalia, Basarabeasca district, Moldovan SSR
|Political party||Party of Communists|
Background and earlier life
He studied engineering and became a member of assorted economic councils. He was appointed Prime Minister on April 19, 2001.
Prime Minister of Moldova
Tarlev served as Prime Minister of Moldova from 2001 until 2008.
He resigned on March 19, 2008 in an unexpected move, saying that he wanted to make way for "new people." Parliament approved his resignation on March 20, and President Vladimir Voronin proposed Zinaida Greceanîi as his successor; she was approved by Moldovan Parliament on 31 March 2008.
- "Moldova’s Voronin submits PM candidacy to parliament", ITAR-TASS, March 21, 2008.
- "Moldova's Parliament approves new government", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), March 31, 2008.
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