His Excellency Mr. Vladimir Voronin

Engineer and

President of the Republic of Moldova

IFES-Moldova
3, George Meniuc St.
MD-2009, Chisinau, Moldova
phone: (373-2) 73-32-55
phone/fax: (373-2) 73-14-77
e-mail: office@ifes.md

2001 Presidential Elections

On April 4, 2001, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova elected Vladimir Voronin, the leader of the Communist Party of Moldova (CPM), President of the Republic. Of 100 deputies who attended the special parliamentary session only 89 participated in the voting. The 11 Christian Democratic People's Party (CDPP) deputies refused to participate in the voting to express their lack of support for any of the three candidates for presidency and to avoid political speculations.
Inaugural Speech of His Excellency Mr. Vladimir Voronin, President of the Republic of Moldova

Biography of Vladimir Voronin

Born on May 25, 1941, in Corjova village, Chisinau county.

Education: the Technical Cooperatist Secondary School in Chisinau, the Institute of Food Industry of Moldova, the Academy of Social Science under the Central Committee (CC) of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, The Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of USSR.

Profession: engineer-economist, political scientist, lawyer.

Professional activity: director of a baking factory, activity in raion (former Moldovan second level administrative units) party bodies, chairperson of the Ungheni Raion Executive Committee, positions of authority in the CC of the Communist Party of Moldova, Council of Ministers of the MSSR, first secretary of the Bender town Party Committee, Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, military degree - general-major.

Parliamentary activity: deputy in the Supreme Soviet of the MSSR in 1980-1990. March 1998 - deputy in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, member of the Permanent Bureau.

Political activity: First secretary of the Communist Party of the Republic of Moldova (CPRM), chairperson of the CPRM parliamentary faction.