Maia Sandu

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Maia Sandu
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Sandu in 2019
6th President of Moldova
Assumed office
24 December 2020
Prime MinisterIon Chicu (acting)
Preceded byIgor 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
24 February 2019 – 8 July 2019
Succeeded byGalina Sajin
In office
30 November 2014 – 18 February 2015
Succeeded byPetru Știrbate
President of Party of Action and Solidarity
In office
15 May 2016 – 9 December 2020
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byIgor Grosu (acting)
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[source?]

(1972-05-24) 24 May 1972 (age 48)
Risipeni, Fălești District, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union (now Moldova)
Citizenship
  • Moldova
  • Romania[1]
Political partyIndependent[2]
Other political
affiliations
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 of Moldova since 24 December 2020. 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.[3]

On 12 November 2019, Sandu's government fell after the vote of the censure motion.[4][5] She defeated incumbent president Igor Dodon in the 2020 presidential election. Sandu is the country's first female president.

References[change | change source]

  1. Botnarenco, Iurii (10 November 2016). "Alegeri Republica Moldova. Maia Sandu: Am cetăţenia română! Dodon: Interesele cărei ţări veţi apăra?" (in Romanian). Adevărul. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  2. "Maia Sandu a demisionat din fruntea PAS". Adevărul (in Romanian). 9 December 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  3. "Maia Sandu este noul prim-ministru al Republicii Moldova". protv.md (in Romanian). June 8, 2019.
  4. "Guvernul condus de Maia Sandu a fost demis. Dodon se apucă să-și facă propriul cabinet", DW.COM, retrieved February 5, 2020 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Moldova's fledgling government felled by no-confidence vote". Reuters. 12 November 2019.