Igor Dodon

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Igor Dodon
Dodon in 2017
5th President of Moldova
In office
23 December 2016 – 24 December 2020
Prime MinisterPavel Filip
Maia Sandu
Ion Chicu
Preceded byNicolae Timofti
Succeeded byMaia Sandu
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
29 July 2009 – 15 December 2016
Succeeded byIrina Mizdrenco
First Deputy Prime Minister
In office
31 March 2008 – 25 September 2009
PresidentVladimir Voronin
Mihai Ghimpu (Acting)
Prime MinisterZinaida Greceanîi
Vitalie Pîrlog (Acting)
Preceded byZinaida Greceanîi
Succeeded byIurie Leancă
Minister of Economy and Trade
In office
18 September 2006 – 25 September 2009
PresidentVladimir Voronin
Mihai Ghimpu (Acting)
Prime MinisterVasile Tarlev
Zinaida Greceanîi
Vitalie Pîrlog (Acting)
Preceded byValeriu Lazăr
Succeeded byValeriu Lazăr
Personal details
Born (1975-02-18) 18 February 1975 (age 49)
Sadova, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union (now Moldova)
Political partyParty of Communists (2010–2011)
Party of Socialists (2011–2016)
Independent (2016–present)
Spouse(s)Galina Dodon (1999–present)
EducationAgricultural State University of Moldova
WebsiteOfficial website

Igor Dodon[a] (pronounced [ˈiɡor doˈdon]; born 18 February 1975) is a Moldovan politician. He was wthe President of Moldova from 23 December 2016 to 24 December 2020. He was the leader of the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova.

He was Minister of Trade and Economics in the governments of Vasile Tarlev and Zinaida Greceanîi from September 2006 to September 2009 and was a member of the Parliament of Moldova from 2009 to 2016.

He lost his re-election bid to former Prime Minister Maia Sandu on 15 November 2020.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Unofficially also with patronymic as Igor Nicolaevici Dodon (pronounced [ˌnikolaˈe.vitʃʲ]), as a Romanianization of the full former Soviet (Russian) name.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Separatismul lui Dodon, scos la suprafață de consilierul său - VOXPUBLIKA". VOXPUBLIKA (in Romanian). 2015-03-25. Archived from the original on 2016-11-21. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  2. "Cotul Dodonului. Ziua în care Basarabia a ales un președinte pro-rus". PressOne. 2016-11-14. Retrieved 20 November 2016.