Dumitru Braghiș

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Dumitru Braghiș
Prime Minister of Moldova
In office
21 December 1999 – 19 April 2001
President Petru Lucinschi
Preceded by Ion Sturza
Succeeded by Vasile Tarlev
Personal details
Born (1957-12-28) 28 December 1957 (age 59)
Grătiești, Moldova
Political party Social Democratic Party (Moldova)
Other political
Party Alliance Our Moldova
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy

Dumitru Braghiș (born 1957 in Chișinău) was the Prime Minister of Moldova from 1999 until 2001. Then, he was a member of the Parliament of Moldova, where he represented the Party Alliance Our Moldova.


Dumitru Braghiș was born on 28 December 1957, in the village of Grătieşti, Chișinău municipality, in a family of peasants.

In 1975 - finished a secondary school no. 1 in Chişinău and in 1980 he graduated Technical University, specialising in power engineering, working as an engineer-constructor at the Tractor’s Factory. Through 1981 to 1992 he held various eligible positions in the Komsomol. In 1987 through 1988 he was an instructor in Central Committee of Communist Party of Moldova.

Braghiș was elected as deputy in the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union in 1989 through 1991. Through 1992–1995 Braghiș became the General Deputy Director of "Moldova EXIM" Association. Through 1995–1997 Braghiș was the General Director of the Department for Foreign Economic relations of the Ministry of Finance.

In 1997, through 1999, Braghiș was the Deputy Minister of Economy and Reforms. Braghiș became the Prime Minister of Moldova in 1999 through April 2001.

Since 2001 Braghiș has been the deputy in Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. Since 2006, he has served as the chairman of the Social Democratic Party.

He has Ph.D. in Economics.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ion Sturza
Prime Minister of Moldova
Succeeded by
Vasile Tarlev