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    Moldova Government - 2005
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    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Moldova
      conventional short form: Moldova
      local long form: Republica Moldova
      local short form: none
      former: Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic; Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Chisinau

      Administrative divisions:
      32 raions (raioane, singular - raionul), 3 municipalities (municipiul), 1 autonomous territorial unit (unitatea teritoriala autonoma), and 1 territorial unit (unitatea teritoriala)
      : counties: Anenii Noi, Basarabeasca, Briceni, Cahul, Cantemir, Calarasi, Causeni, Cimislia, Criuleni, Donduseni, Drochia, Dubasari, Edinet, Falesti, Floresti, Glodeni, Hincesti, Ialoveni, Leova, Nisporeni, Ocnita, Orhei, Rezina, Riscani, Singerei, Soldanesti, Soroca, Stefan-Voda, Straseni, Taraclia, Telenesti, Ungheni
      : municipalities: Balti, Bender, Chisinau
      : autonomous territorial unit: Gagauzia
      : territorial unit: Stinga Nistrului

      Independence:
      27 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 27 August (1991)

      Constitution:
      new constitution adopted 29 July 1994, effective 27 August 1994; replaced old Soviet constitution of 1979

      Legal system:
      based on civil law system; Constitutional Court reviews legality of legislative acts and governmental decisions of resolution; it is unclear if Moldova accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction but accepts many UN and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) documents

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Vladimir VORONIN (since 4 April 2001)
      head of government: Prime Minister Vasile TARLEV (since 15 April 2001), First Deputy Prime Minister Vasile IOVV (since 29 January 2002)
      cabinet: selected by president, subject to approval of Parliament
      elections: president elected by Parliament for a four-year term; election last held 4 April 2005 (next to be held NA 2009); note - prime minister designated by the president, upon consultation with Parliament; within 15 days from designation, the prime minister-designate must request a vote of confidence from the Parliament regarding his/her work program and entire cabinet; prime minister designated 15 April 2001, cabinet received a vote of confidence 19 April 2001
      election results: Vladimir VORONIN reelected president; parliamentary votes - Vladimir VORONIN 75, Gheorghe DUCA 1; Vasile TARLEV designated prime minister; parliamentary votes of confidence - 75 of 101

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Parliament or Parlamentul (101 seats; parties and electoral blocs elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 6 March 2005 (next to be held NA 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PCRM 46.1%, Democratic Moldova Bloc 28.4%, PPCD 9.1%, other parties 16.4%; seats by party - PCRM 56, Democratic Moldova Bloc 34, PPCD 11

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court; Constitutional Court (the sole authority for constitutional judicature)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Democratic Modova Bloc [Serafim URECHEANU] includes: Democratic Party [Dumitru DIACOV], Our Moldova Alliance [Dumitru BRAGHIS, Serafim URECHEANU], Social Liberal Party [Oleg SEREBRIAN]; Communist Party of the Republic of Moldova or PCRM [Vladimir VORONIN, first chairman]; Popular Christian Democratic Party or PPCD [Iurie ROSCA]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, BSEC, CE, CEI, CIS, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, GUUAM, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt (signatory), ICFTU, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MIGA, OPCW, OSCE, PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIL, UNOCI, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Mihail MANOLI
      chancery: 2101 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 667-1130
      FAX: [1] (202) 667-1204

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Heather M. HODGES
      embassy: 103 Mateevici Street, Chisinau MD-2009
      mailing address: use embassy street address
      telephone: [373] (22) 408-300
      FAX: [373] (22) 23-30-44

      Flag description:
      same color scheme as Romania - three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, and red; emblem in center of flag is of a Roman eagle of gold outlined in black with a red beak and talons carrying a yellow cross in its beak and a green olive branch in its right talons and a yellow scepter in its left talons; on its breast is a shield divided horizontally red over blue with a stylized ox head, star, rose, and crescent all in black-outlined yellow


      NOTE: The information regarding Moldova on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Moldova Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Moldova Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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