Maia Sandu

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Maia Sandu
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President-elect of Moldova
Assuming office
23 December 2020
SucceedingIgor Dodon
13th Prime Minister of Moldova
In office
8 June 2019 – 14 November 2019
PresidentIgor Dodon
Preceded byPavel Filip
Succeeded byIon Chicu
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
30 November 2014 – 18 February 2015
Succeeded byPetru Știrbate
Minister of Education
In office
24 July 2012 – 30 July 2015
PresidentNicolae Timofti
Prime MinisterVladimir Filat
Iurie Leancă
Chiril Gaburici
Natalia Gherman (Acting)
Preceded byMihail Șleahtițchi
Succeeded byCorina Fusu
Personal details
Born
Maia Grigoryevna Sandu

(1972-05-24) 24 May 1972 (age 48)
Risipeni, Moldovian SSR
Citizenship Republic of Moldova
 Romania[1]
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party of Moldova (2012–2015)
Action and Solidarity Party (2016–present)
EducationAcademy of Economic Studies of Moldova
Academy of Public Administration
Harvard University

Maia Grigoryevna Sandu (born 24 May 1972) is a Moldovan politician. Sandu is the President-elect of Moldova. She is the leader of the Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS). She was the Prime Minister of Moldova from 8 June 2019 until 14 November 2019.[2]

On 12 November 2019, Sandu's government fell after the vote of the censure motion.[3][4] She defeated incumbent president Igor Dodon in the 2020 presidential election. Sandu will be the country's first female president.

References[change | change source]

  1. Botnarenco, Iurii (2016-11-10). "Alegeri Republica Moldova. Maia Sandu: Am cetăţenia română! Dodon: Interesele cărei ţări veţi apăra?" (in Romanian). Adevărul. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  2. "Maia Sandu este noul prim-ministru al Republicii Moldova". protv.md (in Romanian). June 8, 2019.
  3. "Guvernul condus de Maia Sandu a fost demis. Dodon se apucă să-și facă propriul cabinet", DW.COM, retrieved February 5, 2020
  4. "Moldova's fledgling government felled by no-confidence vote". Reuters. 12 November 2019.