Vasile Tarlev

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Vasile Petru Tarlev
6th Prime Minister of Moldova
In office
19 April 2001 – 31 March 2008
PresidentVladimir Voronin
DeputyVasilie Iovv
Zinaida Greceanîi
Preceded byDumitru Braghiş
Succeeded byZinaida Greceanîi
Personal details
Born (1963-10-06) 6 October 1963 (age 55)
Başcalia, Basarabeasca district, Moldovan SSR
Political partyParty of Communists

Vasile Petru Tarlev (Bulgarian: Васил Петров Тарлев; Russian: Василий Павлович Тарлев) (born October 6, 1963) is a Moldovan politician.

Background and earlier life[edit]

He studied engineering and became a member of assorted economic councils. After Moldovan parliamentary election, 2001, 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 Başcalia, 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;[1] she was approved by Moldovan Parliament on 31 March 2008.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moldova’s Voronin submits PM candidacy to parliament"[permanent dead link], ITAR-TASS, March 21, 2008.
  2. ^ "Moldova's Parliament approves new government", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), March 31, 2008.
Political offices
Preceded by
Dumitru Braghiş
Prime Minister of Moldova
2001—2008
Succeeded by
Zinaida Greceanîi