Serafim Urechean

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Serafim Urechean
Chairman of Court of Accounts of Moldova
In office
21 April 2011 – 28 July 2016
Preceded byAla Popescu
Succeeded byVeaceslav Untilă
Prime Minister of Moldova
In office
5 February 1999 – 17 February 1999
PresidentPetru Lucinschi
Preceded byIon Ciubuc
Succeeded byIon Sturza
Mayor of Chișinău
In office
9 August 1994 – 9 August 2005
Preceded byNicolae Costin
Succeeded byVasile Ursu
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
24 March 2005 – 29 September 2010
In office
3 September 1990 – 4 February 1994
Personal details
Born (1950-02-02) 2 February 1950 (age 68)
Larga, Moldova
Political partyParty Alliance Our Moldova (2003–2011)
Alliance for European Integration (2009–2010)
Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (2011-present)
Other political
Communist Party (Before 1991)
Alliance for Democracy and Reforms (1998–2001)
Independents' Alliance (2001–2003)
Spouse(s)Tatiana Marcenco
ProfessionConstruction engineer

Serafim Urechean (born 2 February 1950) is a Moldovan politician.

Education and career[edit]

Urechean was born at Larga, Briceni, in the Moldovan SSR. In 1974, he graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in Chișinău. He carried out the compulsory military service in the Soviet army, at Tolyatti (1974–1976). In 1985, he graduated from the Higher Party School of Leningrad, Russia.

He worked as an engineer at the Constructions Enterprise Briceni (1976–1978); Head of Department for Industrial and Constructions Development, Second Secretary of the District Committee of the Communist Party of Moldova in Briceni (1978–1983); Chairman of the District Executive Committee in Anenii Noi (1985–1987).

He was Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of the Republic of Moldova (1987–1994) and a Member of the Moldovan Parliament (1990–1994). Since 9 August 1994 he has been the General Mayor of Chișinău Municipality. He is Chairman of the Federation of Local and Regional Authorities of the Republic of Moldova, and Chairman of the Federation of Check of Moldova. He is married to Tatiana Marcenco and has two children.

He was the interim prime minister between February 5–17, 1999.

In 2001, he founded the Independents' Alliance of Moldova.

Alliance For European Integration[edit]

After the July 2009 parliamentary election, alongside Vlad Filat, Mihai Ghimpu, and Marian Lupu, Serafim Urechean singned the Alliance For European Integration in a press conference on August 8, 2009.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Moldova: A Corner of Potential in Europe". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ion Ciubuc
Prime Minister of Moldova

Succeeded by
Ion Sturza