|6th Prime Minister of Moldova|
19 April 2001 – 31 March 2008
|Preceded by||Dumitru Braghiş|
|Succeeded by||Zinaida Greceanîi|
|Member of the Moldovan Parliament|
6 March 2005 – 19 April 2005
|Born||6 October 1963|
Başcalia, Basarabeasca district, Moldovan SSR
|Political party||Party of Communists|
Vasile Tarlev (born October 6, 1963) is a Moldovan politician.
Background and earlier life
He studied engineering 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.
Prime Minister of Moldova
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; she was approved by Moldovan Parliament on 31 March 2008.
- "Moldova’s Voronin submits PM candidacy to parliament"[permanent dead link], ITAR-TASS, March 21, 2008.
- "Moldova's Parliament approves new government", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), March 31, 2008.
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