Vasile Tarlev

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Vasile Tarlev
Tarlev in 2004
Leader of the Future of Moldova Party
Assumed office
9 February 2024
Preceded byValeriu Ianioglo (as Leader of Our Bugeac Party)
6th Prime Minister of Moldova
In office
19 April 2001 – 31 March 2008
PresidentVladimir Voronin
Preceded byDumitru Braghiş
Succeeded byZinaida Greceanîi
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
6 March 2005 – 19 April 2005
Succeeded byAnatolie Zagorodnîi
Parliamentary groupParty of Communists
Personal details
Born (1963-10-06) 6 October 1963 (age 60)
Bașcalia, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyRevival Party
Other political
Party of Communists (PCRM)
Alma materTechnical University of Moldova[1]

Vasile Tarlev (born 6 October 1963) is a Moldovan politician.

Background and earlier life[edit]

He studied engineering at the Technical University of Moldova and became a member of assorted economic councils. After 2001 Moldovan parliamentary election, He was appointed Prime Minister on April 19, 2001. This is the first time since 1990 that the Communists won a parliamentary election.

Tarlev is ethnically a Bessarabian Bulgarian and was born in Bașcalia, Basarabeasca district.

Prime Minister of Moldova[edit]

Tarlev served as Prime Minister of Moldova from 2001 until 2008, until 2017 he was the only prime minister to win two consecutive terms.

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;[2] she was approved by Moldovan Parliament on 31 March 2008.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chairman of the Council – International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (ICIE)". Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  2. ^ "Moldova’s Voronin submits PM candidacy to parliament"[permanent dead link], ITAR-TASS, March 21, 2008.
  3. ^ "Moldova's Parliament approves new government", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), March 31, 2008.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Moldova
Succeeded by