Nicolae Dabija (politician)

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Nicolae Dabija
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
In office
Member of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union
In office
Personal details
Born (1948-07-15) 15 July 1948 (age 71)
Codreni, Cimişlia
Political partyPopular Front of Moldova

Nicolae Dabija (born 15 July 1948) is a writer, literary historian and politician from the Republic of Moldova, honorary member of the Romanian Academy (since 2003) and correspondent member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2012).


Dabija was born on 15 July 1948 in Codreni, Moldova. Of Romanian nationality and Orthodox religion, he is the nephew of the archimandrite Serafim Dabija, a Romanian confessor deported to a Gulag in 1947.

In 1966 he enrolled at the journalism faculty of the State University of Moldova. In the third year he was expelled "for pro-Romanian and anti-Soviet activity" and was re-established in 1970 in the Faculty of Philology. In 1972 he graduated from the university.

He served as member of the Parliament of Moldova. Nicolae Dabija is editor in chief of Literatura şi Arta. He is the president of the Democratic Forum of Romanians in Moldova.

As the editor-in-chief of the Weekly "Literature and Art", edited by the Union of Writers of the Republic of Moldova, played an important role in the struggle for national rebirth in the Republic of Moldova in the late 1980s. In the glory period, the weekly "Literature and Art" exceeded the circulation of 260,000 copies.

Political activity[edit]

In 1988, Nicolae Dabija was a member of the Initiative Group for the Creation of the Popular Front of Moldova and member of the People's Front Council. Between 1989-1991 he was a deputy in the Supreme Soviet of Moldavian SSR. He continues to be a deputy of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova in 1990-1994 and 1998-2001.

In 1993-1994 he was co-chair of the Congress of Intellectuality of the Republic of Moldova and in 1998-2001 he was the representative of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova in the Parliamentary Assembly from the Black Sea Basin. He became Deputy Chairman of the Party of Democratic Forcesin 1994, and later of the Social-Liberal Party until 2002. In 2005 he was elected president of the Democratic Forum of Romanians in Moldova, a non-governmental organization of culture and law, to which more than 150 cultural organizations, creation unions, non-governmental associations joined. From 2016 he is also the president of the Movement "Sfatul Țării-2", a non-governmental association that proposed the unification of the Romanian nation.

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