President of Transnistria

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President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic
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Vadim Krasnoselsky official portrait.jpg
Vadim Krasnoselsky

since 16 December 2016
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderIgor Smirnov
Formation3 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 Vadim Krasnoselsky, since 16 December 2016. He was elected in the 2016 election.

Non-Presidential Heads of State[edit]

Position Tenure Political Affiliation
Took Office Left Office
1 Igor Smirnov
Chairman of the Provisional Supreme Soviet 3 September 1990 29 November 1990 CPSU
(1) Chairman of the Republic 29 November 1990 29 August 1991 Independent
Andrey Manoylov
Acting Chairman of the Republic 29 August 1991 1 October 1991 Independent
(1) Igor Smirnov
Chairman of the Republic 1 October 1991 3 December 1991 Independent

List of Presidents of Transnistria[edit]

Portrait Name
Tenure Political Affiliation Elections Vice President(s) Prime Minister(s)
Took Office Left Office
1 Igor Smirnov (2017-10-04).jpg Igor Smirnov
3 December 1991 30 December 2011 CPSU
1991 Alexandru Caraman Post did not exist
2001 Sergey Leontiev
2006 Aleksander Korolyov
2 Yevgeny Shevchuk ( Yevgeny Shevchuk
30 December 2011 16 December 2016 Independent 2011 Post abolished Pyotr Stepanov (2012–2013)
Tatiana Turanskaya (2013–2015)
Pavel Prokudin (2015–2016)
3 Vadim Krasnoselsky official portrait.jpg Vadim Krasnoselsky
16 December 2016 Incumbent Independent 2016 Aleksandr Martynov (2016– )

Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Vadim Krasnoselsky Independent 157,410 62.30
Yevgeny Shevchuk Independent 69,179 27.38
Oleg Khorzhan Pridnestrovie Communist Party 8,012 3.17
Vladimir Grigoriev Independent 1,698 0.67
Irina Vasilaki Independent 1,526 0.60
Aleksandr Deli Independent 1,379 0.55
Against all 8,593 3.40
Invalid/blank votes
Total 254,863 100
Registered voters/turnout 59.16
Source: VSPMR

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