Valeriu Muravschi

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Valeriu Muravschi
Prime Minister of Moldova
In office
28 May 1991 – 1 July 1992
President Mircea Snegur
Preceded by Mircea Druc
Succeeded by Andrei Sangheli
Personal details
Born (1949-07-31) 31 July 1949 (age 72)
Sirota, Moldovan SSR
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy

Valeriu Muravschi (born 31 July 1949 in Sirota, Orhei District) is a Moldovan politician and businessman who served as Prime Minister of Moldova between 28 May 1991 and 1 July 1992.

Early life and career

Muravschi was born in Sirota, Orhei District on 31 July 1949. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the "Sergei Lazo" Polytechnic Institute in Chişinău.

After graduation, Muravschi had a series of jobs in various economic ministries for the Moldavian SSR: he was a senior economist at the State Committee for Prices from 1971 until 1976, chief of the Pricing Section of the Ministry of Building Materials Industry from 1976 until 1984, head of the Department of Finance from 1984 until 1988, and finally director of the Directorate from 1988-1990. He then entered Mircea Druc's cabinet and held the posts of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance from 1990 until 1991. He was appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova in 1991.

Prime Ministership

Muravschi's term was dominated by the conflict in Transnistria.


In 1999, Muravschi founded the National Christian Democratic Peasants Party of Moldova and was president of that party until 2002. It subsequently merged into the Liberal Party and then the Our Moldova Alliance in 2003.

On 31 July 1999, for "long and fruitful activity in the state, contributing to the socio-economic development of the republic and high professionalism", Muravschi was awarded the Order of Work Merit.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Mircea Druc
Prime Minister of Moldova
Succeeded by
Andrei Sangheli