Vasile Tarlev

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Vasile Petru Tarlev
7th Prime Minister of Moldova
In office
19 April 2001 – 31 March 2008
President Vladimir Voronin
Deputy Vasilie Iovv
Zinaida Greceanîi
Preceded by Dumitru Braghiş
Succeeded by Zinaida Greceanîi
Personal details
Born (1963-10-06) 6 October 1963 (age 58)
Başcalia, Basarabeasca district, Moldovan SSR
Political party Party of Communists
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy

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

Background and earlier life

He studied engineering and became a member of assorted economic councils. He was appointed Prime Minister on April 19, 2001.

Tarlev is ethnically a Bessarabian Bulgarian and was born in Başcalia, Basarabeasca district.

Prime Minister of Moldova

Tarlev served as Prime Minister of Moldova from 2001 until 2008.

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


  1. "Moldova’s Voronin submits PM candidacy to parliament", 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
Succeeded by
Zinaida Greceanîi