Dumitru Braghis

Engineer and

Former Prime Minister of Moldova

Biography of Dumitru Braghis

Born on December 28 1957 in village Gratiesti of Chisinau County. Graduated from the Polytechnic institute in Chisinau, specialty power engineering. Started his professional path at the Tractor Plant in Chisinau as constructions engineer. From 981 to 1992 held various eligible positions within the Union of Communist Youth of USSR. Between 1989 and 1991 served as USSR People's Deputy. Between 1992 and 1995 held the position of Deputy Director of the Moldova Exim Association. In February 1997 was appointed as Deputy Minister of Economy and Reforms and General Director of the Department for Foreign Economic relations. In July 1998 takes the office of First Deputy Minister of Economy and Reforms. On December 21, 1999 Dumitru Braghis was appointed Prime Minister of Moldova. In the parliamentary elections of February 2001 the Electoral Bloc Braghis Alliance led by Dumitru Braghis won 13.42% of votes and received 19 deputy mandates in the new Parliament.